Car hit by falling chunk of concrete from Md. bridge

WASHINGTON — A woman in Prince George’s County got an unwelcome surprise on Tuesday when a big chunk of concrete fell onto her car.

ABC7 reports that it happened on Suitland Road, where the road crosses underneath a Interstate-495 overpass in Morningside, just before 5 p.m.

Katherine Dean wasn’t hurt, but her car suffered a lot of damage. She was driving the car that was hit. She told ABC7 that she was “in shock, because it felt like a bomb hit my car.”

ABC7 adds that state records show the bridge was listed as one of 81 “structurally deficient” bridges in Maryland in 2014.

That designation doesn’t mean the bridges are unsafe, but that they need work. The one on Suitland Road is on a list for repairs.

A spokesman for the Maryland State Highway Administration told ABC7 that the bridge was assessed Tuesday night and would remain open Wednesday, when a more thorough investigation would be conducted.

See a report from ABC7:

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