One Child Killed In Sign Collapse At Birmingham Airport; Others Hurt
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Police and emergency workers responded to an accident at the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport on Friday. A large flight information sign fell on a mother and her three children.
We understand one of the children died. He was 10 years old and died shortly after arriving at a nearby hospital.
The large wall sign weighs between 300 and 400 pounds, and collapsed about 2 p.m. A mother and three children were rushed to a nearby hospital.
According to ABC33/40, Birmingham Fire Battalion Chief Donald Jones said it took eight to 10 bystanders to lift the wall off of the victims. The children were between the ages of 6 and 10. We understand the mother was seriously hurt.
Airport officials do not know when they will be able to reopen the terminal.