Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport Sign Falls On 10 Year Old Luke Bresette Killing Him And Injuring Family Members In Alabama
On Friday (3/22), at an airport in Birmingham Alabama, Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport, a sign fell on a family killing a 10-year named Luke Bresette and injuring his family members. Two other children, and the mother, Heather Bresette, were taken to University Hospital. The mother is in critical condition.
According to the Detroit Free Press, the little boy was pronounced dead on the scene.
Deputy Coroner Derrick Perryman said 10-year-old Luke Bresette was pronounced dead at Children’s of Alabama. Two other children were being treated there, and the mother, Heather Bresette, was taken to University Hospital, where spokeswoman Nicole Wyatt said she was in critical condition. Jefferson County Deputy Coroner Derrick Perryman confirms the family is from Overland Park, Kan.
Firefighters on the scene are estimating that the sign weighed between 300 to 400 pounds.
Albert Osorio, 46, of Birmingham told al.com that he was close by when the sign fell. He said a loud boom was followed by screams from the family and witnesses. Then he and five other passers-by lifted off the sign.
“The whole thing flipped down on those kids. It took all of us here to stand it up,” he said.
At this moment (2:16PM) officials aren’t sure how the sign fell. This incident happened around 1:30 p.m. Friday afternoon in a pre-security area of the airport.
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