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April 03, 2016

Man injured in West Philly after building partially collapses on car

Victim treated for non-life-threatening injuries at Presbyterian Hospital

A man is recovering from injuries Sunday afternoon after a storage facility in West Philadelphia partially collapsed on his car.

According to authorities, the incident occurred during the morning hours along the 5000 block of Warrington Street, CBS 3 reports.

Police who responded to the scene found the victim's vehicle covered in crumbled bricks. The man, identified as Turhon Eulett, was pulled from the rubble and transported to Presbyterian Hospital, where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

The police officer who arrived at the scene also sustained minor damage to his vehicle as a result of falling debris.

It's possible the collapse was caused by powerful winds that swept through Philadelphia overnight Saturday and left thousands without power. The incident comes just a few weeks after parts of an Old City building fell, in the middle of a demolition, onto the roof of a passing school bus at Fifth and Race streets. There were no injuries reported in that incident.

In January, Griffin Campbell, the contractor responsible for the deadly June 2013 building collapse in Center City, was sentenced to 15 to 30 years in prison after he was convicted on six counts of involuntary manslaughter and other charges. Sean Benschop, who operated the excavator used to raze the building next to the Salvation Army store at 22nd and Market streets, was sentenced to 7 1/2 to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to the same charges.