On March 15, a pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed in Miami, Florida killing four people and leaving many others injured. One of the victims is Alexa Duran, who has been missing since the bridge fell on her vehicle. Read about the horrific incident here in Alexa Duran’s wiki.
Many people were gravely injured while some were crushed to death when a 950-ton pedestrian bridge, which was under construction at Florida International University, fell Thursday afternoon. The bridge’s collapse flattened at least eight cars on the roadway as they waited at the signal.
Four people reportedly died, and their bodies were found in the rubble of the collapsed bridge. Fire Chief Dave Downey said, “We are using all of our equipment, we’re using our search K-9s and we’re going to continue to search this pile until we are sure that there’s not other survivors.”
A total of nine people have been taken to local trauma centers with injuries. Two of the victims are in critical condition. The identification of those who died have not yet been released.
However, according to sources, two students from Florida International University came to the center to search for their friend, Alexa Duran, who has been missing since the bridge collapsed.
Who Is Alexa Duran?
Duran is a freshman at Florida International University, and a political science major. Before FIU, Duran went to Archbishop Edward A. McCarthy High School, a co-educational private Catholic school in Fort Lauderdale.
Her friends described her as the funniest person they know. Two of them, Manny Perez and Lynnet Gomez, had nothing but amazing things to say about Duran. Gomez and Duran live together in Miami Lakes.
Gomez and Perez revealed that Duran was driving her gray Toyota SUV under the bridge when it fell. Perez explained that the bridge fell on the driver’s seat and she was driving with her friend, Richard Humble, who was in the passenger seat.
Humble managed to get out of the passenger seat, but he also sustained injuries. Humble is in a neck and a leg brace, but his condition is stable.
— FIU (@FIU) March 9, 2018
Details about those who suffered fatal injuries were not revealed. The pedestrian bridge was constructed to help FIU students have a safe way to cross Tamiami Trail. The investigation is still ongoing, and officials are trying to find out if others are trapped in the rubble.