PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Practically a yr after the Fern Hole Bridge collapsed, an legal professional for one of many individuals injured is talking out.
Legal professional Pete Giglione stated his consumer’s future is unsure. Daryl Luciani, who was the motive force of the Port Authority bus that was transferring throughout the bridge when it collapsed, nonetheless has nightmares and might’t return to work, Giglione stated.
5 autos, together with the bus, plunged right down to the ravine beneath. Ten individuals have been damage.
“He is not any higher off than he was a yr in the past,” Giglione stated. “In actual fact, he is worse. He’ll want probably one other shoulder surgical procedure. He is nonetheless unable to work. He is in bodily ache continually.”
Giglione stated his consumer needs nothing greater than for issues to return again to regular for him and his household.
“He needs to maneuver on from this, however he’s having a tough time,” Giglione stated.
Luciani remains to be unable to go close to the bridge. In actual fact, late final yr he declined a private invitation from President Joe Biden to satisfy him on the web site.
“President Biden despatched him a private observe afterward mainly saying I perceive why you do not wish to meet with me and I am sorry, however we now have your again. Very good to do.”
Giglione and different attorneys have filed lawsuits towards the town of Pittsburgh.
On Monday, the Nationwide Transportation Security Board launched new bridge knowledge, however the reason for the collapse remains to be unknown.
Visitors is transferring on the partially opened alternative bridge. The complete return remains to be just a few months away, one thing Giglione finds ironic.
“It is nice they bought a bridge up that quick,” he stated. “But when they have been to construct a bridge that quick, why not have any conclusions as to why the prior one collapsed?”