Wind Turbine Comes Crashing to the Ground in the Bronx, Damaging Billboard and Vehicles

A newly-installed wind turbine came crashing to the ground at a busy intersection in the Bronx, New York, on December 30, smashing through an electronic billboard and a parked car on the street, the Co-op City Times reported.

The FDNY said there were no injuries and the cause of the incident remained under investigation. The turbine was installed at 500 Baychester Avenue between December 11 and 13, local media reported.

Co-op City Times reported that the location of the billboard fueled lawsuits between the city’s building department and the owner of the property.

Speaking at the scene, State Senator Jamaal T. Bailey and New York State Assemblyman Michael Benedetto called on city officials to inspect the scene and ensure a similar incident does not occur in the future. Credit: The Co-op City Times/Tori McCauseland via Storyful