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Uber driver lucky to be alive after late passenger, cops stop her from crossing Baltimore bridge

Coffey Modica’s Michael Mezzacappa and Karl MacGibbon share more insights on the Francis Scott Key bridge collapse with the New York Post

By Melissa Koenig
March 28, 2024

A Baltimore Uber driver says she is lucky to be alive after a quick-thinking cop stopped her from crossing the Francis Scott Key Bridge early Tuesday morning.

Gayle Fairman got a call at 1:16 a.m. to pick up a passenger from the Amazon facility in Sparrows Point and drop them off in the Brooklyn neighborhood of the Maryland city — just across the bridge, she told WBAL.

But it took a few minutes for the passenger to come out to the car, which Fairman now says may have saved their lives.

“In all honesty, if my passenger wasn’t a little late coming out to my car and getting in, we probably very well would have been on the bridge when it collapsed,” she said.

Fairman described how she was “right at the front of the line” to cross the bridge spanning the Patapsco River at around 1:30 a.m. when she was stopped by a police officer.