Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson issued the following statement in response to the collapse of the pedestrian bridge on FIU’s campus:
“My heartfelt thoughts and prayers go to the victims of the pedestrian bridge collapse and their families. It is a cruel irony that the structure was built to keep FIU students safe as they walk from their residences to campus. Thankfully the number of casualties was likely minimized because most of the students are on spring break, but any loss of life or injury is sorrowful.
We are frantically reaching out to ascertain the status of the many members of the 5000 Role Models of Excellence who attend FIU and praying for everyone affected by this tragedy. As a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, I have many questions about the cause of the bridge’s collapse and will do everything I can to get the answers to prevent a recurrence of catastrophes like the one that happened today.”