HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – The Latest on the deck collapse at an off-campus house near Trinity College in Connecticut
Trinity College officials say most of the 28 students injured in a deck collapse at an off-campus house party have been treated at a hospital and released.
College spokeswoman Kathy Andrews said Sunday the school remains in contact with the students still in treatment and has been reaching out to the parents of all those injured to ensure they are up to date on their child’s circumstances.
Hartford police say about 30 people were injured when a pair of crowded decks collapsed during a party at the house Saturday night. They say none of the injuries were major.
Deputy Chief Brian Foley says the building, located about two-tenths of a mile from the Trinity campus, was owned, but not managed, by the college.
Andrews said the college health center, counselors and chaplains will be available to the students.
Police say 30 people have been hurt after a deck collapsed at an off-campus party at a house near Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. No major injuries have been reported.
Deputy Chief Brian Foley of the Hartford police says police received numerous calls at about 11:13 p.m. Saturday of multiple people hurt. He says a third-floor deck of a house collapsed onto a second-floor deck, which subsequently fell onto a first-floor deck.
Foley says the injured have been sent to area hospitals and the most serious injury was a broken arm. He says the building, located about two-tenths of a mile from the Trinity campus, was owned, but not managed, by the college.
Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin said in a statement that it was lucky there were “no fatalities or no known critical injuries from what could have been a truly tragic incident.”
Trinity College is a liberal arts school in Hartford with about 2,200 students. It’s the second-oldest college in Connecticut after Yale.