NEWPORT NEWS A Newport News man is recovering from surgery after his balcony gave way and sent him crashing to the ground.

It happened Thursday night at the Woodview Apartments on Manor Drive.

Vincent Smith was on the second floor balcony taking a smoke break when the railing failed sending him tumbling onto the concrete below. He ended up breaking his arm.

Smith was with his girlfriend but she was not hurt. They have hired an attorney and a lawsuit is pending against the Woodview Apartments. The attorney says Smith works at a restaurant and will now be out of work for at least three months.

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