Footbridge Built to Save Lives Instead- It Left 6 Dead
“Footbridge Built to Save Lives Instead, It Left 6 Dead”: While driving through Florida International University on Thursday evening, she saw the recently introduced passerby connect simply ahead and said to her beau alongside her that development in front of an audience was stopping up the zone.
They hung up on busy 8th Street. And that’s how Carrasco heard a loud crash.
“We thought maybe someone had hit us or hit someone. We looked back and the bridge collapsed completely,” Carrasco said.
“Frankly, I’m lucky to be alive. It could easily have been me and my boyfriend under that bridge if we had not turned right and decided to stay in the light and have gone in a different direction.”
Waiting for a red light to cross, Police Sgt. Sweetwater. Jenna Mendez had a firsthand view of the collapse of the bridge. Initially, he thought a demolition team did so intentionally.
“Why did they take the bridge down during the day?” she thought.
Then a startling realization: “That was not on purpose,” she said. “This was a catastrophe.”
Mendez jumped out of his car, ran to help and found four seriously injured construction workers. Two had broken bones. One had a big cut on his head, and one was not breathing.
“I started screaming at the civilians in the crowd,” Take me doctors … I need help here. “A doctor jumped, and she began to help,” said Mendez.
Carrasco and Mendez, one in front of the bridge and one behind it, were just two witnesses to a surprising man-made disaster in Miami that took the lives of six people, including a student, a construction worker, and several unlucky drivers who were in the wrong place at the wrong time.
“Footbridge Was Built to Save Lives Instead, It Left 6 Dead”: On Sunday, the bodies of the six victims were identified. Most were captured under 950 tonnes of steel and concrete that fell hard enough to flatten vehicles in metal bumps.