Bridgeport Teen Killed Another Injured When Awning Collapses | Dallas, Texas Personal Injury Attorney Blog

Tragedy has struck two Bridgeport families as Leslie Denison (17) was killed and Rebekah Logan (17) were injured when a concrete and aluminum awning detached and collapsed on top of them as they jogged along a sidewalk in downtown Bridgeport. The two girls are members of the cheerleading squad and cross country team in Bridgeport. The incident occurred just outside of Club Barbell. Leslie Denison died at the scene while Rebekah Logan was treated for severe cuts to her face and other injuries. Ms. Logan was airlifted to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth and was released early Wednesday.

Authorities have not determined the cause the collapse as the investigation of the scene was not complete, and research regarding the business’ building permits and inspection records were not immediately available.

Obviously buildings and their adjoining structures should not collapse. An investigation of this case will clearly have to involve an extensive look into the actual construction site as well as the plans and designs for the awning, as well as the maintenance and inspection records for the building and awning. At Montes Herald Law Group, LLP, we represent the victims of premises liability claims and construction site accidents. While it seems obvious that someone should be held accountable for this tragedy, these cases are very complex and require immedaite investigation to properly preserve evidence of the true cause of the incident.

If you have been injured in a construction site accident or a crane accident or other type of on-the-job injury, contact Rachel Montes or Tom Herald at Montes Herald Law Group, LLP (214) 522-9401 and to protect your rights.

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