Rescue crews at the scene of the bridge collapse in Corona. Courtesy of OnScene.TV
Rescue crews at the scene of the underpass collapse in Corona. Courtesy of OnScene.TV

Nine workers were hospitalized on Saturday from injuries suffered when a freeway underpass under construction in Corona partially collapsed.

The collapse occurred at the East Grand Avenue underpass of the Riverside (91) Freeway around 11:10 p.m. Friday, Cheryl Donohue, a spokesperson for the Riverside County Transportation Commission said.

The cause of the collapse and the extent of the workers’ injuries were not known, Donohue said.

The underpass construction was part of the State Route 91 Corridor Improvement project, which involves the widening of the freeway through Corona, Donohue said.

— City News Service

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