'God Saved Us': Women Watch Irving Garage Collapse From Steps Away - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

'God Saved Us': Women Watch Irving Garage Collapse From Steps Away

“God saved us for a reason. God saved us for a reason," said a woman who was near the collapse

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    Coworkers Describe Escaping Irving Garage Collapse

    There are many words to describe what Jigna Bavishi and Eva Yu experienced Tuesday morning during a parking garage collapse in Irving. The two women chose “lucky” and “miraculous.” (Published Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018)

    There are many words to describe what Jigna Bavishi and Eva Yu experienced Tuesday morning during a parking garage collapse in Irving. The two women chose “lucky” and “miraculous.”

    “We were right near her car and we saw another car from the top fall and crush her car,” Bavishi said.

    The two coworkers were taking a daily walk through the garage when without warning they watched the top deck fall in and vehicles start raining down.


    Rescue Crews Grateful No One Hurt in Parking Garage Collapse

    [DFW] Rescue Crews Grateful No One Hurt in Parking Garage Collapse

    Authorities and employees are grateful no one was injured in the initial, partial collapse of a parking garage in Irving. Nearly two dozen vehicles were damaged or destroyed in the first collapse. A second collapse caused at least three cars to come crashing down in the 4 p.m. hour.

    (Published Tuesday, July 31, 2018)

    “Then we just held hands and ran out and we were still there looking at all the cars still falling…the ceiling still falling down,” Bavishi said. ”That’s when the people from the office next door all started rushing in and asking questions like ‘hey is there anyone in there?’”

    Bavishi said they were just a few feet from possibly being crushed.

    “She took a second to check her phone and I took a second to tie up my hair. If we didn’t use those few seconds; we would be right under the rubble,” she said.

    “God saved us for a reason. God saved us for a reason. I just kept saying that,” Yu added.

    The women say there was no warning at all.

    “Suddenly just in front of us, the ceiling just fell and the car dropped,” Yu said. “Just suddenly and just the boom and then the dust all over.”

    Second Collapse Tuesday Afternoon at Irving Parking Garage

    [DFW] Second Collapse Tuesday Afternoon at Irving Parking Garage
    (Published Tuesday, July 31, 2018)

    While the women were lucky, Yu’s vehicle was not saved. It was crushed under the concrete and another vehicle.

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