Saturday, April 14, 2012

Two Boys Injured When Wall Collapses In Vacant Lot

Two Brooklyn boys are in the hospital after a brick wall came crashing down on them in a vacant lot, seriously injuring the pair.

William Arango, 11, and his cousin Nathyiz Figueroa, 11, were playing basketball outside their Bushwick home Friday evening when their ball bounced into a construction site in a nearby vacant lot.

When they went to get the ball, a brick wall suddenly came down, trapping Arango.

"We eventually got the wall up, but the kid wasn't moving," said Arango's uncle, Tony Martinez, who helped pull Arango to safety. "We got him out but his eyes were bulged out and his face was all purple. He was bleeding from the mouth and we thought he was dead."

The boys were taken to Elmhust Hospital in serious but stable condition.

The city's Department of Buildings has issued a violation at the construction site.

By: Amanda Farinacci

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