Florida driver gets upended by rising drawbridge in video

If you’ve got at any time crossed a drawbridge and believed you would loathe to get caught there though it really is carrying out its thing, here’s a scary search into just what that’s like.

The online video above reveals a car crossing a bridge in Lantana, Fla., more than the Intracoastal Waterway. The Honda Accord begins to cross the bridge, and the basic safety gates reduced driving him. He is just about throughout when the bridge when he’s confronted by the security gate ahead of him, and stops. That’s when the bridge starts off to increase, and the car will get lifted along with it. As the condition proceeds to unfold, the driver opens his car door as if to bounce out, but there is certainly clearly a gap under him substantial enough to tumble as a result of, 40 toes to water underneath, so he scraps that plan. Inevitably, the lifted bridge spits the Accord out on to amount pavement, and safety. We’ve received to hand it to the driver for appearing to be so serene when he techniques out of the car. Incredibly, when the bridge settles back into area, he’s equipped to generate absent.

County officials advised CBS12 that the bridge operator was a county personnel who has been fired. WPBF claimed that the bridge operator relied only on digital camera sights of the bridge instead than stepping out of the management booth, and did not see the car.

This incident transpired again on Oct. 21, but it is just now surfacing in the wake of a extra latest tragedy — the demise of a 79-yr-old woman below identical situation before this thirty day period. Carol Wright was crossing a West Palm Beach front drawbridge on her bicycle when the bridge started out to increase. She held on to the bridge railing for various minutes prior to falling 5 or 6 stories to the concrete below. The bridge tender is being investigated for feasible negligence.