I feel the need to comment on the bridge collapse in Minneapolis. I have spent the last 25 years in the Twin Cities metropolitan area and have crossed that bridge thousands of times. A co-worker of mine was stuck in traffic on the bridge minutes before it collapsed, but he made it across not knowing how close he came to tragedy until he turned on his television later. It is amazing the difference a few minutes can make.
I am grateful no one I know was hurt in this tragedy.
And remember, even in this tragedy there are positive stories. Sometimes things like this bring out the best in people. A man jumped from his burning truck and helped rescue a bus full of children. Every restaurant and coffee shop is donating food, drinks, and coffee to the rescue workers. We have a strong courageous community of people here that are willing to drop everything and help others.
79 people were injured and an unknown number were killed. Dr. John Hick of the Hennepin County Medical Center said, “It’s somewhat of a miracle that it was that low.” So I guess we can be grateful the number was not higher.
My heart goes out to the families of all those that were killed and injured in this accident. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.