MINNEAPOLIS - On Aug. 1, 2007 the heavily-used Interstate 35W bridge collapsed, sending concrete and rebar, vehicles and the people inside them plunging into the Mississippi River. Thirteen people lost their lives and 145 were injured, some of them critically.
On the 10-year anniversary of this life-changing event, KARE 11 is checking in with some of those whose lives changed forever that day. We asked each of them three questions.
Here are the answers, in their own words.
Where were you?
I was 5 and sitting right behind my mom who was the bus driver.
How did it affect you?
That truck next to us, the guy, previously he waved to all the kids. Honked his horn at all the kids. And three minutes later to see his truck destroyed, that was very hard.
Where are you now?
I’m going to be a sophomore in high school and I’m starting my own business working with cars.