3 injured in Hollywood after scaffolding collapses during high wind

HOLLYWOOD, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Three people were injured after a section of scaffolding collapsed onto the sidewalk in Hollywood early Wednesday morning.

Firefighters responded to the scene at approximately 2:15 a.m. on the 6700 block of Selma Avenue.

The scaffolding was part of a six-story apartment building under construction, about a block away from Hollywood High School.

Two of the people were treated at the scene and one person was transported to a hospital. The victims hit were around a homeless encampment at the time of the collapse.

The incident occurred amid high wind in the area.

A victim attributed the scaffolding coming down to wind gust, and said one victim was struck on the head.

A construction crew began cleaning up the scene by early morning.

Police had a portion of the building surrounded and part of Selma Avenue closed.
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