Pittsburgh span breakdown: Bus driver says he is ‘Only appreciative to be alive.


Daryl Luciani had gotten an additional a shift on Friday morning and was driving a Port Authority of Allegheny County transport with two travelers on board, took off of Pittsburgh.

Unexpectedly, while driving across the Forbes Avenue span, the extension imploded, Luciani told WTAE, the Pittsburgh ABC-partnered TV station.

I’m somewhat stirred up here, you know, only appreciative to be alive, Luciani told WTAE.

  • As Luciani, 58, drove the 60-foot transport onto the extension, he said unexpectedly the transport began ricocheting and shaking.
  • Luciani said he felt the scaffold falling as the transport proceeded across. It was unnerving. It happened fast, he said. I simply didn’t know where the transport planned to wind up.
  • After the snow-shrouded span in Pittsburgh imploded, ten individuals were harmed and three were taken to a clinic.

The three hospitalized individuals acquired non-hazardous wounds, Pittsburgh Fire Chief Darryl Jones said Friday. At the hour of the scaffold crashing, five vehicles and one transport were on the extension.

It was something that you typically see on TV when you’re watching those shows, he said on WTAE. It coincidentally fasted.

Plant Hollow Bridge in Pittsburgh that fell Friday morning, Jan. 28, 2022.

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Luckily, Luciani was healthy and said his two travelers seemed, by all accounts, to be unharmed, as well, after specialists on call utilized a last option to haul them out of the garbage.

Luciani wasn’t the just one driving on the extension. Jeremy Habowski said he and different drivers saw the extension disintegrating yet couldn’t stop their vehicles.