10 Years Later, Porch Collapse Survivor Says ‘I Cringe When I Think About This’

CBC Chicago

CHICAGO (CBS) — Ten years ago this month, 13 people died when two levels of porches full of party-goers collapsed in Lincoln Park.

“I don’t remember hitting the ground,” survivor Natalie Brougham told WBBM Newsradio’s Steve Miller. “We were standing there talking, and then we woke up. … And then we were just in a pile of people.”

Brougham said she suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, and has battled alcoholism, which she said might have been exacerbated by the porch collapse.