Six Dead, 10 Hospitalized After Bridge Collapses On Florida Campus

17 March, 2018, 01:30 | Author: Pamela Mathis
  • A crane is seen near a newly installed pedestrian bridge that collapsed over a six-lane highway in Miami Florida

It was just awful. "They saw the vehicle - his Cherokee". "I know you are all concerned for us". He got missed 12 o'clock on.

She saw one woman get out of a vehicle that was "just nicked" and rescue personnel performing life-saving CPR on another person in the road. "At first I thought it was a terrorist attack". "It was a bit of a shock", Carol Fraga said. She said it reduces the burden borne by travelers in time lost, as well as protects the people doing the work.

Jacob Miller, a senior at FIU, was visiting a friend in a dorm when he heard sirens and horns honking.

CGTN's Nitza Soledad Perez was at the scene shortly after the bridge collapse Thursday.

It also authorized the university to use the aerial space above the state road to build a structure-a structure it said "FIU and its contractors are exclusively responsible to inspect and maintain at the university's sole expense".

"We are truly saddened to hear that".

Sweetwater Mayor Orlando Lopez did not release the identity but said he or she did attend the university.

Kendall Regional Medical Center received 10 injured people.

At least 10 people were taken to hospitals and two were in critical condition, officials and local media reported. Perez also said additional victims will likely be found as rubble is removed.




Florida Department of Transportation Communications Director Dick Kane explained in a statement Friday that FDOT is "offering its expertise and all necessary resources to local and federal partners to respond to the bridge collapse and as soon as possible will release all state records related to the project".

Scott added an investigation will get to the bottom of "why this happened and what happened", and that if anyone did anything wrong, "we will hold them accountable".

One part of the bridge, which spanned 174 feet, came down on the driver's side of a auto, killing the female driver but not the passenger, said Jenna Mendez, a sergeant with the Sweetwater Police Department.

"She died when the bridge collapsed on top of her auto", he said.

"There's no doubt in my mind that God gave me a second chance at life today".

The innovative construction method was supposed to be safer than traditional ones for workers and pedestrians, and the bridge was designed with student safety in mind, as it would extend over a seven-lane road where a student was killed by a motorist in August.

On Twitter, Miami-Dade Police asked people to contact the homicide bureau with any information about a cause.

"It's insane", she said, her voice breaking with emotion, "because you have this person asking you for help and the police officer starts telling you, 'You can't". They just want to believe that their family members are still alive.

"I think a lot of people aren't going to forget this", he said. They had to work carefully because part of the structure was still unsafe. "It's very emotional", she said through tears.

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