Large Airport Sign Falls, Kills 10-Year-Old Boy
(BIRMINGHAM, Ala.) — A sign at the Birmingham airport fell on a family on Friday, killing a 10-year-old boy and injuring other family members.
The child, Luke Bresette, was killed Friday afternoon when a large information sign, weighing an estimated 300 to 400 pounds, peeled off of the wall and fell on the child, his mother, and two of his brothers.
According to the Birmingham News, it took six men to lift the sign off the family. Luke’s mother was hospitalized with two broken ankles and a fractured pelvis, one of the brothers suffered a broken leg and broken nose, and the other brother was treated for a concussion.
The airport remains open, though the area where the sign fell was cordoned off. Officials are investigating the cause of the accident.
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