South Side Porch Collapse Seriously Injures Man

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Chicago Fire Department

A 42-year-old man was taken to an area hospital after a porch he was standing on collapsed on Chicago’s South Side Sunday afternoon.

According to Chicago fire officials, the man was on a porch in the 8100 block of South May in the city’s Gresham neighborhood at approximately 5:30 p.m. when it collapsed, sending him tumbling to the ground.

The man reportedly fell approximately 20 feet to the ground, and was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in serious-to-critical condition, authorities said.

It is unknown if there were other injuries, and officials are continuing to investigate.

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