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Judge rules against fans in Lowe's bridge collapse

Updated: July 5, 2006, 8:21 PM ET
Associated Press

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Four NASCAR fans injured in the post-race collapse of a pedestrian bridge in 2000 cannot seek damages from Lowe's Motor Speedway, the state's Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday.

The three-judge panel unanimously determined that the lawsuits, filed in 2004, came too long after the bridge was constructed in September 1995. State law protects manufacturers from negligence lawsuits after six years under the premise that a product, such as a walking bridge, will eventually ...

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