Woman Injured After Boat Hits Causeway Bridge

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boat accidentJEFFERSON PARISH (WGNO) – A woman was injured Friday morning when a fishing boat she was riding on struck the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway Bridge, Jefferson Parish authorities said.

The extent of her injuries are still unknown at this time, but she was transported to University Hospital.

Colonel John Fortunato with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office said a 20′ fishing boat carry five people struck the bridge near mile marker one around 10 a.m.

The boat driver told police he lost control of the steering.  His wife was the woman injured.

The northbound span of the bridge was closed for about 30 minutes.

The Coast Guard and state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries are investigating the accident.



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