2 Injured After Apartment Stairwell Collapses

2 Injured After Apartment Stairwell Collapses

CREATED Jul 4, 2014
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Two people have been injured after a stairwell at a Nashville apartment complex collapsed.

The incident was reported Friday evening at the Point Breeze apartments located on Lemont Drive, not far from Ellington Parkway. 

Officials said two people suffered minor injuries and were transported to an area hospital as a result of the incident.

Witnesses on the scene said a mother and her son were carrying a mattress up the stairs, when somehow it collapsed. The two were pinned underneath the mattress while crews worked to free them. 

Two people were also briefly trapped above the stairwell and had to be assisted down by officials.

No identities were immediately released.

The area around the collapse has been boarded-up to prevent future injury.