5-Year-Old Girl Fatally Crushed By Stone Fence In Brooklyn

5-Year-Old Girl Fatally Crushed By Stone Fence In Brooklyn


WE’LL CONTINUE TO TRACK DORIAN. YOU CAN SEE THE LATEST FORECAST AND PROJECTED PATH ON OUR WEBSITE, CBSNEWYORK.COM. A MOTHER WATCHES IN HORROR AS A STONE FENCE COMES CRASHING DOWN ON HER 5-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER. POLICE SAY THE DEADLY ACCIDENT HAPPENED AFTER THE GIRL CLIMBED ON TOP OF THE STRUCTURE. CBS 2’S TARA JAKEWAY IS LIVE IN BUSHWICK, BROOKLYN, WHERE SHE SPOKE TO THE HOMEOWNER. TARA. Reporter: JUST MOMENTS AGO, THOSE HOMEOWNERS ACTUALLY INVITED US INSIDE WHERE THEY REPLAYED THE SURVEILLANCE VIDEO FOR US AND RIGHT THERE IN THEIR FAMILY ROOM THEY HAD TO RELIVE THE MOMENTS WHEN THAT CHILD DIED JUST FEET FROM THEIR FRONT DOOR. OVERCOME BY GRIEF, SHE WATCHED THE SURVEILLANCE VIDEO FROM THE FRONT OF HER BUSHWICK HOME. IN THE VIDEO YOU CAN SEE THE MOMENTS WHILE WALKING DOWN HARMON STREET 5-YEAR-OLD ALISON PINTO CHAMANA GRABS A FENCE IN FRONT OF THE PROPERTY. WE STOP THE VIDEO THERE. WE PICK IT UP JUST AFTER THE INCIDENT AND RESCUE ATTEMPTS. YOU CAN SEE THE MARBLE GRANITE FENCE POSTS ARE ALL GONE. THE CHILD’S MOTHER MARIA CHAMANA FLAGGED DOWN A PASSING AMBULANCE AND THE GIRL DIED AT THE HOSPITAL. THE HOMEOWNER HAS TWO DAUGHTERS, 16 AND 26. MOTHER TO MORE, SHE HAD THESE WORDS FOR CIMANN. I’M REALLY SORRY. I DON’T KNOW HOW TO EXPRESS MYSELF BECAUSE I KNOW THE PAIN SHE IS GOING THROUGH. Reporter: THEY DIDN’T HEAR THE FENCE FALL BUT THEY HEARD COMMOTION FROM TENANTS UPSTAIRS TO HELP. I TRIED TO DO THE RIGHT THING. I NEVER KNEW THE FENCE COULD TAKE SOMEONE’S LIFE. Reporter: SHE AND HER HUSBAND HAD WANTED TO REMODEL THEIR FRONT STOOP. SO THEY ASKED AROUND FOR A RELIABLE CONTRACTOR AND A NEIGHBOR GAVE THEM ONE TO BEGIN THE WORK THIS SUMMER. GO. Reporter: THE FAMILY SAYS THEY HAD A PERMIT TO REPLACE THE BRICKS IN FRONT OF THEIR HOME. THEY THOUGHT THE CONSTRUCTION WAS STURDY.

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