It’s yet another terrifying drawbridge accident. This one happened at the Ocean Avenue Bridge in Lantana, Florida. A motorist sitting on the bridge realizes that it is lifting up, and flings open his door to try and signal the control tower to stop, but the bridge continues to rise. He’s in a tough spot; if he jumps out, he risks falling between the bridge’s cracks and into the intercoastal waterway 50 feet below. Suddenly, the car lurches forward and he’s out of danger. The bridgetender has since been fired.
Carol Wright was crossing the Royal Park Bridge, which links Palm Beach to West Palm Beach. When the drawbridge started to open, she couldn’t get off and fell to her death. Inside Edition is walking across the Palm Beach, Florida, bridge where the 79-year-old woman lost her life when it opened. Wright had two minutes to get off the bridge but couldn’t make it. “I guarantee you she made a valiant effort to get across this bridge and tried valiantly to save her own life,” the family attorney said.