Car falls seven stories from casino garage after weekend opening

    Update: The Associcated Press reports the fall was the result of a suicide. The deceased is a 21-year-old male.

    Original report: After a successful opening weekend, The Sands Casino in Bethlehem has more pressing matters to deal with.

    A car fell seven stories from the top of the casino’s parking garage, apparently crashing through a railing on the garage’s top level.

    At least one person was taken to the hospital, said officials. The incident is still being investigated, according to The Mercury.

    The crash comes after the casino’s Memorial Day weekend opening of its new 300-room hotel. The hotel achieved 80 percent occupancy this weekend, and president Robert DeSalvio sees the weekend as a sign of good things to come, according to a story in the Inquirer.

    The Sands, which debuted in 2009, is the first casino in Pennsylvania to add a hotel to its operations. This makes the casino a stronger competitor with struggling Atlantic City casinos, which, until now, were the only are casinos that included hotels.

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