Saturday, January 17, 2009


Elyria – Gloria Ramos was spending a quiet evening at home in her Evergreen Village Apartment Saturday night when the unthinkable happened – the ceiling collapsed on top of her.

Anderson Ramos lives in the same building as his Grandmother – he said she was in her apartment watching TV at the time of the collapse. “It was just a typical night for her sitting in her chair in the living room watching TV when all of a sudden a huge chunk of the ceiling came falling down on her.”

Ramos said that there was a fire in the apartment directly above his Grandmother’s back in November of 2008. He says that apartment received a lot of water damage at the time of the fire and wonders if that is what caused the collapse. “I work 4-12 throughout the week so I am not here 24/7 but I have not seen any work being done in that apartment and other people that I have talked to say the same.”

Elyria Firefighters and LifeCare Paramedics treated Gloria Ramos on scene – in order to get Ramos out of the apartment they had to carry her outside on a chair, and then transfer her to the cot. Ramos was transported to Elyria Memorial for further evaluations.

Firefighters covered furniture in Ramos’ apartment with a large red tarp in an attempt to protect it from any further damage as water continues to drip into the apartment.

Ramos and other neighbors who had gathered and watched, as the elderly woman was loaded into the ambulance – many saying the apartment complex management needs to be held accountable for what happened.


Anonymous Heather Koon said...

Suprise suprise. Well I hope she is ok and that this all gets taken care of.

12:40 PM  

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