On Friday morning, a pedestrian bridge collapsed on the Southfield Freeway in Detroit as Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford was heading to the team facility.
The incident apparently occurred after a truck collided with an overpass early Friday morning (via ClickonDetroit.com).
A pedestrian bridge which spanned over Southfield Freeway collapsed Friday morning and is now blocking all lanes.
A truck hit the overpass and caused the collapse about 6 a.m. at Cathedral Street. The driver of that truck died at a hospital.
For his part, Stafford narrowly missed the bridge collapse.
#Lions confirm Matthew Stafford was driving one of first cars after Southfield Freeway bridge collapse, on his way to practice facility.
— Rod Beard (@detnewsRodBeard) September 26, 2014
Talk about coming close to being involved in a random and tragic accident. The good news here for the Lions organization and Stafford’s family, the quarterback came away without a scratch.
— ROOP RAJ (@rooprajfox2) September 26, 2014
Here is a photo of the bridge collapse.
— Mandi Wright (@DetroitMandi) September 26, 2014
H/t to Bleacher Report for some of the information provided in this article.