Posted: Apr 24, 2013 6:00 AM
Updated: Apr 24, 2013 7:16 AM
Two people suffered injuries when a stairwell collapsed at a Richmond motel early Wednesday morning.
The stairway gave way at the Super-7 motel off I-75. Vivian Gatlin escaped injury when the staircase gave way, but her two friends weren't so lucky.
"The stairs collapsed and swung back, and they fell down to the ground. My roommate broke her leg and fractured her foot, and the other girl broke her back and both of her heals were shattered."
The damaged stairway was blocked off, but the motel remains open.