Manual Windows Saved Worker’s Life as Car Plunged in Key Bridge Disaster

One of the two construction workers who miraculously survived the catastrophic Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse in Baltimore on March 26th is speaking out. Julio Cervantes Suarez claims that workers were not given any warning or order to evacuate as the ill-fated cargo ship Dali approached the bridge support it ultimately struck.

According to Suarez’s attorneys, who spoke to reporters on Monday, construction crews were simply taking a break in their vehicles on the bridge when the Dali slammed into a support beam, triggering the deadly collapse. The accident resulted in six worker fatalities, with two bodies still yet to be recovered as of Monday when the fourth victim was finally located.

“He fought with everything he had to survive,” attorney Justin Miller stated about Suarez during Monday’s press conference covered by local media. Fellow lawyer L. Chris Stewart revealed that Suarez was able to narrowly escape the plunging wreckage because his vehicle had manual window rollers, unlike others who became trapped.

“They were living the American dream – rebuilding this nation’s infrastructure,” Stewart said of the crew, deeming the six deaths “completely preventable.” He noted some victims were related to Suarez, leaving the survivor grappling with profound “mental and emotional pain.”

Despite being unable to swim, Suarez managed to cling to floating debris in the Patapsco River after rolling down his window. “He survived because of those manual windows. He could open it and get out before being submerged, then hang on to drifting steel,” Stewart explained.

The attorneys announced their own independent probe into the shipping company Grace Ocean, which owns the Dali cargo vessel. This follows the FBI’s revelation on Monday that it has opened a criminal investigation into the bridge collapse.

Controversially, Grace Ocean recently filed a legal petition seeking to limit its liability and protect its assets, alleging “no fault, neglect or want of care” for the deadly incident while claiming “valid defenses” against any claims for damages.

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