Friday, July 24, 2015

Driver unsuccessfully attempted to cross closing retractable bridge

A 56-year-old man was injured after driving off a retractable bridge as it was closing in Bruinisse, the Netherlands, on Tuesday.

According to a police statement, the man was initially unharmed and climbed out of the vehicle.

YouTube link. Alternative, slightly longer video.

However, he broke several ribs and punctured a lung when attempting to escape the water onto a concrete ledge. He was later rescued and taken to hospital.

The waterway was closed for several hours while a crane winched the car back onto dry land. Police have launched an investigation into the incident.

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