Family of FIU student, bridge collapse victim files lawsuit

This lawsuit is the ninth filed on behalf of the victims of the FIU bridge collapse that occurred last month

April 06, 2018
FIU bridge collapse

The family of Florida International University (FIU) freshman Alexa Duran, who was killed in last month's pedestrian bridge collapse, has filed a lawsuit in connection with the FIU bridge collapse.

Duran, 18, was the first of six people to be identified after the pedestrian bridge that connected FIU's main campus to the city of Sweetwater collapsed March 15.

Alexa Duran was driving her SUV, with a friend in the front passenger seat, when the bridge came down on top of her vehicle, trapping her inside.

Duran's friend, Richard Humble, 19, was able to crawl out of the SUV. He was injured, but survived. Humble also filed a lawsuit last week against the construction and engineering companies involved in the project. His attorney said they also plan to sue FIU and the Florida Department of Transportation, according to local news reports.

As for the Duran family, they are also suing the eight companies involved in the construction and design of the bridge. The lawsuit they filed last Friday is the ninth filed on behalf of victims of the bridge collapse.

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Source: WPLG-TV (Miami-Dade)

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