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Wind-Blown Market Canopy Hits, Injures Two People in Atlanta, Georgia

April 17, 2019

ATLANTA, GA. – According to an online news report posted at, a wind-blown canopy hit and injured two people in Atlanta, Georgia. The incident occurred at the Ponce City Market, and the canopy reportedly flew down from a roof and struck the two people after a large gust of wind that broke the canopy loose.*

A strong gust of wind blew during a line of storms that hit Atlanta during the early evening on Sunday, April 14. Because of the wind, a white canopy equipped with lights broke loose from the rooftop shopping and dining area of Ponce City Market. The canopy then fell nine stories onto the ground below and hit two people. 

The people were standing near a MARTA bus stop when they were struck by the falling canopy. Police officers said the two people were injured, and they added that the two people’s injuries were thankfully not life-threatening. They were not identified. 

A witness who was across the street on Ponce de Leon Avenue said he heard the canopy crash on the ground and thought at first that it was a vehicle accident.

“The wind kicked up,” he said. “Next thing you know, we heard this loud bang. A couple guys went out just to make sure nobody got hurt, and that was the first thing that went through my mind, make sure nobody got hurt.” 

Crews closed off the sidewalk and a portion of the road after the incident to clear away the fallen material from the awning. The area remained closed until about 11 p.m. that day. 

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