Skagit bridge collapse survivor says she cant swim

first_imgMOUNT VERNON — One of three people who ended up in the chilly Skagit River after a bridge collapsed in Washington state says she can’t swim and is crediting her husband with saving her life.Sally and Dan Sligh were driving across the Interstate 5 bridge Thursday when a semi-truck clipped a steel truss on the span, causing it to crumple. Their pickup truck plunged into the water, along with one other vehicle.“I don’t know what happened after that,” Sally Sligh told KING-TV “I just heard a ‘bong’ and hit my head and my hip.”She then heard her husband, Dan, asking if she was OK. “When I opened my eyes, we were in the water,” Sally Sligh said.Her side of the pickup truck started quickly filling with water. Her husband had a dislocated shoulder but still managed to help her to the driver’s side, pull her out of the truck and keep her calm.last_img

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