It's not anyone's fault, says N3 bridge collapse victim

Robert Banda was in his vehicle with his wife and their seven-year-old daughter when the bridge fell.

Robert Banda at Bertha Gxowa Hospital in Germiston. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - A man who was injured when a pedestrian bridge collapsed on the N3 highway in Germiston says he's not blaming anyone for the incident and won't be taking any legal action for now.

Banda says he will re-evaluate his legal options if an investigation into the collapse points to negligence.

The Transport Department says it is consulting its lawyers to determine what steps to take should any of the five injured in this week’s collapse lay charges.

Robert Banda was in his vehicle with his wife and their seven-year-old daughter when the bridge fell.

Banda says that no one can be blamed for the bridge collapse and believes external factors contributed to the incident.

The truck driver from Cape Town says he saw a train that passed before the bridge collapsed.

“I saw a train passing in front of me and then I heard a loud noise and the bridge collapsed.”

He believes everything happened for a reason.

“It’s not anyone’s fault, the government is doing a lot.”

His wife is still recovering in a Randfontein hospital after sustaining injuries to her head and chest.

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