Miracle escape as bricks crash onto pavement
REVELLERS miraculously escaped without injury when bricks fell from the roof of a town centre nightclub on Friday.
A huge pile of rubble was left on West Street when bricks fell from the roof above the three-floored building which houses the Chop House nightclub.
The damage occurred during high winds and as the road was busy with pedestrians moving between the various bars and clubs along West Street and Scarisbrick Ave.
One Southport woman said that she was just one footstep away from certain death.
Care worker Danielle Vaughan was out in town with friends and was leaving Chop House when the bricks came falling down.
She said: “I still can’t get my head around it. It was ridiculous.
“We only nipped in there for a minute and when we were going, one more footstep and we’ve have been dead.
“Just one more step and there was no way you would survive that.”
Danielle feared the building was falling down but had no choice to run back inside to avoid being hit by any more falling debris.
She, her partner and a friend were then let through a fire exit by a doorman so they could get to safety.
“It was unbelievable, I was still getting the dust out of my eyes the next day.
“Me and my fella left my daughter with my nan, if we’d been a step further she would have lost us both.”
Police taped off the road after the incident, leaving the mound of bricks on show to passers-by. Once the damage was cleared, Chop House was able to reopen the following night.
Brickwork fell to the ground outside the Chop House in West Street on Friday