Drawbridge Accident Kills Florida Man

According to authorities, an 80-year-old man died last month after getting stuck on a drawbridge in Hollywood, Florida. The unidentified man reportedly fell to his death around 3:45pm on a Sunday afternoon on the Florida Department of Transportation bridge along the Intracoastal Waterway.

He had apparently gotten onto the bridge before it opened and hung onto the raising bridge desk for awhile. He eventually let go and fell some 60 feet to the concrete below. Emergency responders transported the man to Hollywood’s Memorial Regional Hospital, but he was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

The South Florida Sun Sentinel reports that the operator of the bridge is being cooperative with the police in the investigation of the fatal accident.

Source: Fla. man, 80, dies in drawbridge accident, UPI.com, November 24, 2009
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