Retaining wall collapse forces building evacuation

Posted: Updated:
YONKERS -

About 30 people were evacuated from a Yonkers apartment building Wednesday night after a retaining wall collapsed, sending large pieces of concrete and even an SUV down the steep hill above the building.

Hoard Moodie says he heard it happening right on the other side of his house, located at 12A Landscape Ave.

“It was scary because I heard it and then I was looking outside and I looked out and my car was down the hill. Almost about to crash into another building or two,” he says.

Residents on Landscape and Bruce avenues are feeling the aftereffects. Moodie now has to fix his car and his family's home.

The residents in the building below were evacuated for safety.

The Yonkers Police Department, Fire Department and a tow truck were all called in to remove the vehicle and place caution tape around the area. 

Even with all of the cleanup, Moodie and his neighbors agree that things could have been much worse.

“What can you say? No one was hurt. A car you can always replace. You can always replace a deck. You can't replace a life,” says resident Lawrence Scerno.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."