Five people were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries after a pedestrian bridge collapsed in Washington, D.C. according to a Washington Examiner report, six patients had been assessed for injuries, the department said.
According to NBC Washington, a truck collision caused the bridge to collapse, pulling it down at about 11:50 a.m. The truck then became trapped under the bridge debris leaving it to leak gallons of diesel fuel onto the road, officials say. The collusion then spurred more crashes in the area.
Crime scene and police investigators are trying to determine the cause of the initial crash, according to the report. City leaders say trucks should have been able to fit under the bridge, which is an estimated 14 feet high.
Chopper footage shows the bridge on top of three lanes of the roadway. Fencing hangs over three lanes of traffic in the opposite direction.
Source: The Washington Examiner, NBC Washington