May 27, 2015 4:49 PM

Wall collapses onto busy Portsmouth street, 2nd accident at site in 2 weeks

PORTSMOUTH - A downtown construction site saw its second accident in eight days

Witnesses said it was scary and that they were afraid someone could have been seriously injured or killed.

Multiple drivers, including William Hurd, were just moments away from being crushed by falling debris when a wall at a demolition site collapsed onto Islington Street on Tuesday morning.

Hurd took multiple photos of the damage and described hearing a rumbling noise just moments before the collapse.

The sidewalk had already been shut down, but the bricks and concrete could have crushed a vehicle, motorcycle, or bike passing by.

This is the second incident at the Olde Port Traders site in about a week. Last Monday, a construction worker was seriously injured when an excavator he was on fell through an unsupported floor.


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