Authorities in Washington, D.C. are investigating the cause of a pedestrian bridge collapse that sent four people to the hospital on Wednesday.
The bridge collapse at I-295 near Polk Street NE. was reported by D.C. Fire and EMS shortly after 11 a.m. on June 23.
Six people were evaluated for injuries and four were transported to a hospital for treatment.
A Hazmat unit responded to the bridge collapse after diesel fuel spilled from a truck that was partially wedged under the collapsed structure.
Arrived to see a mangled mess at the pedestrian bridge. @wusa9 https://t.co/BYVH0G5jpg pic.twitter.com/29wJkLbt2y
— Matthew Torres (@News_MTorres) June 23, 2021
Authorities have not provided information on what caused the bridge to collapse at this time.
BREAKING: A pedestrian bridge collapsed in Northeast Washington DC, blocking I-295 and leaving at least three people with injuries pic.twitter.com/CpdahIvQz8
— Insider Paper (@TheInsiderPaper) June 23, 2021