Apartment deck collapses, woman transported to hospital

A woman was being treated at University of Tennessee Medical Center on Monday night following a deck collapse at an apartment complex.

The rear deck fell at Sunflower Apartments in the 4600 block of Sunflower Drive. The West Knoxville incident was reported about 6:07 p.m., according to Knoxville Fire Department Capt. D.J. Corcoran.

A resident heard a noise, saw the damage and called 911, according to Corcoran.

Rural/Metro took the woman to the hospital. She was described as being alert at the time.

Authorities referred questions about the cause of the collapse to the apartment complex operator.


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