Apr 19, 2024

Ship Crash Causes Baltimore Bridge to Collapse

Ship Crash Causes Baltimore Bridge to Collapse

Franics Scott Key Bridge, a major bridge in Baltimore, collapsed after being struck by a freighter early Tuesday morning, March 26, 2024. A large section of the bridge fell into the Patapsco River, taking several people down with it.

Baltimore Fire Chief James Wallace said emergency personnel removed two people from the water—one was in very serious condition and the other was uninjured. He also mentioned that up to 20 people could have fallen into the water. 

The Baltimore City Fire Department described the collapse as a “mass casualty incident.”

Authorities opened an investigation after a 948-foot Singapore-flagged vessel crashed into the Key Bridge at about 1:30 a.m. Eastern time. Officials said there was no indication of an intentional act in the vessel strike and bridge collapse.

Bridge collapses are infrequent but devastating accidents, and may occur due to simple negligence but result in horrific consequences. If you or someone you love have been a victim of such an incident, do not hesitate to contact Morgan & Morgan for help. We are here for the community of Baltimore and stand by those affected by this tragic accident.