Three people were injured after a section of scaffolding around a six-story building under construction collapsed onto a sidewalk in Hollywood early Wednesday amid strong winds.
The collapse occurred about 2 a.m. in the 6700 block of Selma Avenue near Las Palmas Avenue. Homeless people who were sleeping nearby were struck by the falling debris, according to Los Angeles fire officials.
Two were taken to a hospital with minor injuries, and Los Angeles firefighters treated one other at the scene.
Officials have not said what caused the scaffolding to collapse, but witnesses in the area told reporters at the scene the materials were blown over by a gust of wind.
Gusts reaching speeds of up to 37 mph were reported in Los Angeles overnight, according to the National Weather Service.