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Officials: 1 Injured After Scaffold Collapse In The Bronx

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork ) -- A scaffold collapse in the Bronx left one person injured early Tuesday morning, officials said.

The collapse occurred after a silver sedan hit a parked car and went crashing into a storefront on 169th Street near Tinton Avenue in the Morrisania section of the Bronx at around 7:30 a.m.

Resident Jose Rivera told CBS2's Ali Bauman that he instinctively ran over and pulled the bleeding driver out of the vehicle as emergency medical personnel rushed to the scene.

"I just see the car going straight full into the wall," Torres said. "God put me there for a reason."

On the cusp of rush hour, witnesses told CBS2 that parents were walking their children to school at the time. Alice Weise was getting ready to open shop for the day at her hair salon.

"We worked very hard to build the business, It's what we do every day and to see a car in the salon-- it's like devastating," she said.

The female driver was taken to Lincoln Hospital. No pedestrians were injured, police say.

Responders are now working to remove the scaffolding and vehicles from the sidewalk.


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