Bridge collapse kills 12-year-old, family files wrongful death lawsuit

Sealy, Texas bridge collapses on mother and daughter (NBC)

SEALY, Texas (KXAN) — The family of a girl killed in a bridge collapse early this month in Sealy, Texas is suing the Texas Disposal Systems (TDS).

Authorities say a garbage truck for the Buda company was traveling on Highway 36 with a boom raised. The boom hit an overpass and debris landed on a car below the U.S. 90 bridge. The suit claims the lifting arm on the truck was improperly raised knocking a portion of the sidewalk and railing onto the unsuspecting car.

Sealy, Texas bridge collapses on mother and daughter (NBC)
Sealy, Texas bridge collapses on mother and daughter (NBC)

Bre’in Bollock, 12, was killed and her mother was seriously hurt. The family is suing claiming wrongful death and gross negligence.

According to the Sealy City Manager, Larry Kuciemba, the mother was taken to a Katy hospital in critical condition. Bre’in was sitting in the front passenger seat when she died, while her 9-year-old brother in the back seat was able to escape. The boy was uninjured and released to family members.

KPRC says the incident is being treated as a homicide investigation because of the nature of the crash.

TDS released a statement saying they regret one of their trucks was involved in the incident, adding, “Our deepest sympathies go to the family members and friends.”

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