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First civil lawsuit to be filed in deadly bridge collapse at FIU


MIAMI — Matt Morgan, of Morgan & Morgan, will be filing the first civil lawsuit on behalf of an injured victims of last week's fatal bridge collapse at Florida International University (FIU).

"It is imperative we act quickly to secure critical documentation and data," Morgan wrote in a tweet on Sunday.

Morgan & Morgan attorneys will hold a press conference Monday afternoon in Orlando to speak about the lawsuit.

Six people were killed when FIU's newly constructed pedestrian bridge collapsed last Thursday afternoon. The <b>victims were recovered</b> from the rubble early Saturday morning and five of the victims have already been identified.

A spokesperson from Miami-Dade Police said each time a victim was removed a moment of silence was observed and the vehicles were given an escort to the Medical Examiner.

FIGG's lead engineer on the project had <b>left a voicemail</b> for the Florida Department of Transportation two days before the collapse, warning about cracks in the bridge. <b>FIU also knew about the cracks</b> prior to the cracks and were made aware of it during a meeting with FIGG.

FIU President Mark Rosenberg wrote in a statement that a moment of silence will be held on Monday at 1:47 p.m. - the exact time the bridge collapsed on Thursday.

A vigil will be held by FIU's Student Government on Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the university campus.

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