Deck collapse in Tinley Park sends 14 to hospital

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More than a dozen people were injured last night when a deck collapsed at a home in south suburban Tinley Park.

It happened at a house in the 16700 block of Beverly Avenue at about 9:15pm Saturday.

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Neighbors say a birthday party was being held at the home and there were about 35 people on the deck when it broke away from the house and collapsed.

Tinley Park Fire Department officials say 14 people were transported to local hospitals.They say the deck pulled away from the rear of the house and fell down.

Adults and children were on the deck at the time.   A neighbor says there was a lot of screaming and chaos.

He saw several people with bleeding injuries but no one was trapped in the accident.

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