2 injured in fall from Lewiston porch, officer inhales glass

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Rescue personnel tend to two people who fell from a third-story porch on Pierce Street in Lewiston on Wednesday night. (Daryn Slover/Sun Journal)

UPDATE: Couple in ICU after falling 3 floors from Lewiston porch

LEWISTON — Two people were seriously injured when they fell from a third-floor porch on Pierce Street just before 9 p.m. Wednesday, according to police.

Two people are taken to an ambulance after falling of of a third story porch on Pierce Street in Lewiston Wednesday night. The railing above gave way. (Daryn Slover/Sun Journal)

Lt. David St. Pierre said a man and woman were taken from the apartment building at 133 Pierce St. to Central Maine Medical Center.

St. Pierre said their injuries did not appear to be life-threatening.

Police Detective David Levesque also was taken to CMMC after inhaling glass when he kicked down a door while responding to the scene. His injuries were also not life-threatening.

“He was having some difficulty breathing,” St. Pierre said.

At the scene, the side porch railing on the third story of the three-story building was missing. The victims fell onto the paved driveway of the house next door, and there was a pile of railing slats on the ground. Police cars lined the street as officers ducked out of the rain to interview witnesses.

They were continuing their investigation at 10:30 p.m.

“There’s nothing at this point to lead us to believe there’s anything suspicious other than a railing giving way,” St. Pierre said.

The building is described as a three-family residence owned by Bailbrook Properties LLC of Standish, according to city property records.

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The railing from a third floor porch on Pierce Street lays on the driveway below. (Daryn Slover/Sun Journal)
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