Chunks of concrete fall from Bluemound Road overpass
WAUWATOSA - Two sisters from Milwaukee said they're lucky to be alive after a freak accident along Highway 45 and Bluemound Rd.
Traffic was snarled for hours Saturday after chunks of concrete fell from the Bluemound Rd. overpass.The crumbling concrete was part of the bridge.
Brittany Demarest said one of the pieces landed right in front of her car. Her, sister Kristina was driving.
"The cop said we probably would have died had we been going faster because it would have went through the windshield." Demarest said.
The falling concrete damaged the front of her brand new vehicle.
The overpass was shutdown until inspectors ruled it was safe.
Demarest has insurance, but it's not clear who will pay for the damages, she expects it to be ruled a total loss.