Bridge collapses in Washington state leaving cars filled with passengers in the river

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  1. SuziQ

    SuziQ Well-Known Member

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    A bridge over the Skagit River in Washington State collapsed on Thursday evening leaving cars and passengers in the water.
    Highway patrol officials confirmed that one portion of the I-5 that crosses over the river did fall into the water.
    At least two cars with passengers inside were in the Skagit River, and there is no confirmation about the number of passengers involved.


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  3. SuziQ

    SuziQ Well-Known Member

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    kai Active Member

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    Praying for no fatalities! How absolutely frightening!

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    CHERIE.T Former Member

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    That is the one nightmare I repeatedly have.
    Praying for everyone.
     
  7. MsFacetious

    MsFacetious What a Kerfuffle...

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  8. mysteriew

    mysteriew A diamond in process

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    They've seen people sitting on top of some of the cars. They have a hover craft in position
     
  9. MsFacetious

    MsFacetious What a Kerfuffle...

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    They are just talking about the traffic, the ratings on the bridge... they are looking more into that.
    The fire chief is trying to get to the scene...
    They aren't live at the scene, but they do have someone on the phone.

    Hover craft fighting strong current of river, looking for something.
    Trailer in the water but no vehicle that was hauling the trailer.

    Sounds like there might be a missing vehicle under the water.

    1,000 - 2,000 people are at the scene.

    Now they have the copter at the scene.
     
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    MsFacetious What a Kerfuffle...

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    Some cars are still on the fallen bridge section, but the hovercraft appears to be looking to see if any cars were carried off the bridge by the current
     
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  13. MsFacetious

    MsFacetious What a Kerfuffle...

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    State Trooper when he arrived saw 2 cars on bridge.
    1 person on each car awake and alert, calm and not indicating any other passengers.

    There was a gentleman with a rug or mat... praying and taking pictures. This is apparently suspicious.


    They are trying to turn this into an intentional act.
     
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    Live feed, reporter just saying a man saw a "young Caucasian man" who had a "mat" and it "looked like he was praying" and then was taking pictures...
     
  15. MsFacetious

    MsFacetious What a Kerfuffle...

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    That orange one in the water has his emergency flashers on. That's great. :giggle:
     
  16. mysteriew

    mysteriew A diamond in process

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    Sheriff there now
     
  17. CHERIE.T

    CHERIE.T Former Member

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    Really? Can't wait to hear the final cause.
     
  18. CHERIE.T

    CHERIE.T Former Member

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    Sorry but that made me :floorlaugh:... Hazard lights are probably useless now. Lol
     
  19. MsFacetious

    MsFacetious What a Kerfuffle...

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    Last bridge inspection was November 2012.
    Several witnesses saw them put a blanket over a person and take them away on a boat.
    They are calling that a fatality! WTF? It was a blanket not a body bag! Maybe they were COLD!

    3rd car upside down (I am not convinced that is a car, I think it might be the trailer.)
    They are saying orange car, truck and overturned vehicle. I think the overturned one might be the trailer.
     
  20. MsFacetious

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    That's why I found it funny.
    No offense to anyone but I am NOT impressed with this news station.
    They are making A LOT of assumptions and reporting things they shouldn't be. :twocents:
     
  21. MsFacetious

    MsFacetious What a Kerfuffle...

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    Whatever that is, it has a spare tire on the back. So it's either an SUV or a trailer.
     

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