Philadelphia Eagles fan recalls falling from bus shelter during Broad Street celebration
PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — The woman, who can be seen in viral video falling out of a bus stop as the ceiling collapses in Center City after the Eagles NFC Championship win, speaks to Action News.
“I hit my head and my back. I was unconscious for a few minutes,” Ashley Marcial recalled.
She was celebrating the Eagles’ NFC title win over the 49ers on Sunday night when she decided to climb onto a bus stop on Broad Street near City Hall. There were about a dozen people on the roof when it started giving way.
“The two guys I’m holding on to are like, ‘Yeah, I can feel it sinking in, it’s about to burst,'” Marcial said.
Moments later, the roof collapsed and people above fell about eight feet onto the concrete below. Several people were injured, including Marcial.
“It was a bunch of dead bodies and they drugged me,” Marcial said. “I can’t walk straight, my head is spinning, my eyes have been rolled back.”
She was treated by paramedics who put a neck brace on her over concerns of damaging her spine. After x-rays and tests, doctors determined that she was not seriously injured.
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But Mercial realizes things could have been worse.
City officials are urging people not to climb the bus stops as they are not designed to carry much weight.
The repair could cost tens of thousands of dollars.
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