Pedestrian bridge collapses after heavy truck knocks it over

Jordan

Published: 2018-07-29 08:10

Last Updated: 2018-07-29 09:47


Two other vehicles were under the bridge at the time of the incident. (Roya)
Two other vehicles were under the bridge at the time of the incident. (Roya)
Roya News Source

A pedestrian bridge was hit by a heavy cargo truck so hard that it collapsed on top of it in Amman on Saturday, a security source has said.

Two other vehicles were under the bridge at the time of the incident.

The source said that a driver of Arab nationality was injured during the accident, but that his health condition is stable.

An investigation has been opened to look into accident, however, a source told Roya that the truck driver hit the footbridge because his vehicle exceeded the height limit allowed to pass under a pedestrian bridge.

The road leading up to Zarqa, where the bridge collapsed, has been partially closed until the rubble from the bridge collapse has been removed.