Several People Taking Family Reunion Photo Injured When Staircase Collapses

Credit: WQAD
Published on June 25, 2019 - Duration: 01:10s

Several People Taking Family Reunion Photo Injured When Staircase Collapses

Thirteen people are recovering in nearby Quad City hospitals after a staircase of a two-story deck came crashing down at a family reunion at a park campground.


Several People Taking Family Reunion Photo Injured When Staircase Collapses

IT WAS THE 18 YEAR REUNION THEIT WAS THE 18 YEAR REUNION THEBICKETT FAMILY HAD BEENBICKETT FAMILY HAD BEENIT WAS THE 18 YEAR REUNION THEBICKETT FAMILY HAD BEEN WAITINGIT WAS THE 18 YEAR REUNION THEBICKETT FAMILY HAD BEEN WAITINGFORBICKETT FAMILY HAD BEEN WAITINGFORBICKETT FAMILY HAD BEEN WAITINGFORAND CHARLES BICKETT WAS RIGHT ATFORAND CHARLES BICKETT WAS RIGHT ATAND CHARLES BICKETT WAS RIGHT ATAND CHARLES BICKETT WAS RIGHT ATTHE CENTER 'WE WERE LININGTHE CENTER 'WE WERE LININGTHE CENTER 'WE WERE LININGEVERYONE UP, HEIGHT, THINGSTHE CENTER 'WE WERE LININGEVERYONE UP, HEIGHT, THINGSLIKE THAT'EVERYONE UP, HEIGHT, THINGSLIKE THAT'EVERYONE UP, HEIGHT, THINGSLIKE THAT'THEY WERE ATTEMPTING TO TAKE AEVERYONE UP, HEIGHT, THINGSLIKE THAT'THEY WERE ATTEMPTING TO TAKE AFAMILY PHOTO ... ALIKE THAT'THEY WERE ATTEMPTING TO TAKE AFAMILY PHOTO ... ATHEY WERE ATTEMPTING TO TAKE AFAMILY PHOTO ... ATHEY WERE ATTEMPTING TO TAKE AFAMILY PHOTO ... ATRADITION FOR THIS BIG FAMILY ..FAMILY PHOTO ... ATRADITION FOR THIS BIG FAMILY ..TRADITION FOR THIS BIG FAMILY ..TRADITION FOR THIS BIG FAMILY ..75 PEOPLE75 PEOPLE75 PEOPLELITTLE "KEMPER" WAITING AT THELITTLE "KEMPER" WAITING AT THELITTLE "KEMPER" WAITING AT THEFRONT.FRONT.FRONT.'HE SAW THE CRACK AND HE SAID IT'HE SAW THE CRACK AND HE SAID IT'HE SAW THE CRACK AND HE SAID ITFELT LIKE IT WAS GOING TOFELT LIKE IT WAS GOING TOFELT LIKE IT WAS GOING TOFALL APART'FALL APART'WHEN IT ALL CAME CRASHING DOWN.'I WAS JUST ONE STEP FROM THE'I WAS JUST ONE STEP FROM THEBOTTOM WHEN IT BUCKLED'BOTTOM WHEN IT BUCKLED'THIS TWO STORY DECK ... THETHIS TWO STORY DECK ... THESTAIRCASE GIVING OUTSTAIRCASE GIVING OUTSTAIRCASE GIVING OUT'A LOT OF SCREAMING, THATS WHAT'A LOT OF SCREAMING, THATS WHAT'A LOT OF SCREAMING, THATS WHATI HEARD'I HEARD'PILING 30 PEOPLE ON TOP OF ONEPILING 30 PEOPLE ON TOP OF ONEANOTHER.ANOTHER.ANOTHER.SHE FELL ON TOP OF ME AND ASHE FELL ON TOP OF ME AND ASHE FELL ON TOP OF ME AND ABOARD FELL OUT AND LANDED ONBOARD FELL OUT AND LANDED ONBOARD FELL OUT AND LANDED ONHER ANKLE'HER ANKLE'HER ANKLE'A DOZEN AREA AMBULANCES TAKINGA DOZEN AREA AMBULANCES TAKING13 FAMILY MEMBERS ON STRETCHERS13 FAMILY MEMBERS ON STRETCHERSTO NEARBY HOSPITALS ...TO NEARBY HOSPITALS ...TO NEARBY HOSPITALS ...'SOME PARTS OF ME WERE REALLY'SOME PARTS OF ME WERE REALLY'SOME PARTS OF ME WERE REALLYNERVOUS, REALLY NERVOUSNERVOUS, REALLY NERVOUSNERVOUS, REALLY NERVOUSAND SCARED'NERVOUS, REALLY NERVOUSAND SCARED'THE BICKETT FAMILY REUNION ...AND SCARED'THE BICKETT FAMILY REUNION ...THE BICKETT FAMILY REUNION ...THE BICKETT FAMILY REUNION ...18 YEARS IN THE MAKING ...18 YEARS IN THE MAKING ...'ITS SOMETHING WE DO ONLY SO'ITS SOMETHING WE DO ONLY SOMANY YEARS AND THIS ONE WASMANY YEARS AND THIS ONE WASLONG OVERDUE'NOW ONE THEY'LL NEVER FORGET.NOW ONE THEY'LL NEVER FORGET.IN COLONA, ILLINOIS, MARISSAIN COLONA, ILLINOIS, MARISSAIN COLONA, ILLINOIS, MARISSASULEK, WQAD NEWS 8.SULEK, WQAD NEWS 8.

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