Terrifying Video of Roof Collapse at College Party Will Stop Your Heart
A college party almost turned deadly Saturday when a roof filled with party-goers collapsed.
The frightening video above shows the exact moment when a "St. Fratty's Day" party at an off-campus location at California Polytechnic State University went from an average college rager to everyone's worst nightmare. According to KNBC in Los Angeles, the party was not officially affiliated with the San Luis Obispo college.
Approximately 1,000 people were celebrating the pre-St. Patrick's Day event when disaster struck, Cal Poly's school paperMustang Newsreports. At about 6:20 a.m., the roof, where about 30 people were celebrating at the time, collapsed.
According to KNBC at least eight people were injured, including one woman who was impaled by a piece of wood. TheMustang Newsreports the party had attracted attention from local law enforcement and school officials before it even started:
Local law enforcement had been aware students might celebrate the event early to avoid fines, [SLO City Fire Chief Garret] Olson said. Cal Poly Dean of Students Jean DeCosta issued an email to students this past week, alluding to "severe sanctions and double fines starting at 0."
A spokesman for Cal-Poly released a statement following the incident.
"We are working closely with fire and hospital officials to stay apprised of the conditions of those who were hurt. Our thoughts are with those injured, and we wish them a speedy recovery. Cal Poly is also in close contact with local public safety agencies as they work to determine exactly what occurred.
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