During a musical concert at a Westfield high school, Indiana, a stage full of students collapsed. Approximately a dozen people were injured.
During a musical concert at a Westfield high school, Indiana, a stage full of students collapsed. Approximately a dozen of people were injured.
Neither the authorities, nor the Westfield Police Department didn’t have the accurate number of sufferers, but certainly more that 12 people were hurt. The captain of the police, Charles Hollowell, said that leastwise 1 person was seriously injured after the stage felt down at Westfield High School on Thursday night. But the police have no further information about this person’s condition.
Nobody reported about death, so the local government supposes that there wasn’t any.
At the same moment when stage collapsed there was the grand finale of the school concert dubbed “American Pie”. A great number of students crashed into the orchestra pit below.
Zach Rader is an eyewitness of the whole situation. He was in the audience that fatal night and made a short video record of the crashing on his phone. Firstly all the students were dancing, jumping and clapping on a stage while one of them was singing along to Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’ ” and then, right at the next moment, all those, who were behind, just disappeared from the public sight.
A few seconds were needed for witnesses to understand what has happened just the moment before.
An 18-year-old senior from the High School not far from Indianapolis, Blake Rice, was the member of a music band that took part in the dreadful performance. He said that as the last song had begun he stepped back to give more space to jumping students. Later he realized how lucky he was to avoid falling through.
Another 3 seconds and that could have been me
– said Rice.
According to police, injured students were taken to 3 different hospitals.
The regular scheduled classes are supposed to meet Friday.