D.C. Bridge Collapses, Injuring Several People

David Matthews

New York Daily News

(TNS)

Several people were injured Wednesday after a pedestrian bridge collapsed onto a Washington, D.C., highway.

The incident occurred around noon when the bridge collapsed onto Interstate 295, blocking traffic in both directions. According to District of Columbia Fire and EMS, six people were injured and four were transported to nearby hospitals. A hazardous materials crew was also dispatched to the scene to stop a diesel fuel leak from a truck that was struck by debris. Several other vehicles appeared to be covered by debris.

The collapse stretched across six lanes of highway but only appeared to damage vehicles on one side.

No people were trapped under the bridge.

Officials said it is unclear what caused the collapse and whether anyone was walking over the bridge at the time of the incident.

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