Cyclist vs Bridge – level 3

22-03-2023 15:00

A camera captured the moment that a cyclist apparently attempted to cross a rising bridge in Wisconsin, USA.

She managed to get through the barriers by making a sudden swerve – it appears that the cyclist only grazed one of them. Sadly, she fell into the gap in the bridge only a moment afterward.

The operator stalled the bridge as onlookers rushed over to assist the woman. She escaped serious injury and went to the hospital for facial injuries.

Difficult words: apparently (as far as you can see), attempt (try to do something), swerve (change in direction), graze (touch lightly), stall (stop), rush (hurry).

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What could have caused the cyclist to risk her life by attempting to cross the bridge while it was still rising?


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