A family in the U.S. had the lucky escape on August 1 after jumping the drawbridge ...
A family in the U.S. had the lucky escape on August 1 after jumping the drawbridge in Jersey Shore.
It may be hard to believe and speaking to NBC Philadelphia, the Toyota RAV4 driver Terence Naphys says he was driving across a bridge when it suddenly started to open, rising to between three and six feet.
Fearing that his vehicle could flip into the water if it were to roll down the opening bridge, Naphys did what any hero would do, planted his foot on the accelerator, sending the SUV onto the other side of this bridge, out of harm’s way and the 65 foot drop to the water below.
Authorities say the commercial fishing vessel was trying to pass under a bridge at the time and that its radio communication wasn’t working.
Consequently, this bridge operator pressed the button to open the bridge and blinded by the sun, didn’t notice Naphys’ vehicle still making its way across.
It is reported that this jump was significant enough to cause $10,000 worth of damage to a subframe and suspension components of this Toyota RAV4.
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