The alleged culprit of the collapse of the pedestrian bridge on the Yekaterinburg ring road – the driver of a heavy truck – was detained. This was reported on April 25 in the press service of the traffic police of the main department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in the Sverdlovsk region.
Administrative protocols have been drawn up against the man. The trial will take place in the near future.
The incident took place the night before. On the 42nd kilometer of the Yekaterinburg ring road, a pedestrian bridge collapsed when a truck with a semi-trailer was passing under it, transporting equipment for processing and sorting stones.
According to preliminary data, bursting car wheels became a possible cause of the emergency. After that, the truck was thrown, and he touched the bridge.
As added to the traffic police, the driver explained that he transported the crushing plant from Asbestos to Kazan, how he touched the bridge and what happened next, he did not understand and continued to move. The man learned about the collapse of the bridge from the traffic police.