A teen’s car teeters on a bridge in New Hampshire, but he was able to make an escape. According to CNN, 17-year-old Colin Malone lost control of his vehicle on Saturday after hitting a mound of snow. The car flew up in the air and landed on the edge of the Sagamore Bridge — with Colin still inside. Fortunately, he was able to get himself out of the car safely, and he was not injured in the accident.
Somehow, some way a New Hampshire teen got out of this situation uninjured – http://t.co/rHbPPrgweZ pic.twitter.com/wJOrbfoieD
— WTTE FOX 28 (@fox28columbus) March 23, 2015
“He was out (of the car) by time responders arrived; he had self-extricated,” said Capt. Kevin Grebinar of the Hudson Fire Department.
While the teen in the teetering car is still under investigation, police don’t believe that drugs or alcohol played a role in the accident. Colin Malone was given a citation, however, for “failing to keep his vehicle within the roadway markings.”
According to WZID, the car was suspended several feet over the Merrimack River. That drop is estimated to be about 50 to 75 feet, depending on how high the water is.
Teen OK after wrecked car ends up teetering on bridge http://t.co/XlFoRMjO4P
— Mister TEE (@Tofbalzy1) March 23, 2015
Car accidents don’t always work out in such a way. While it does sound like Malone may have made an honest mistake, that wasn’t the case in another major accident that made headlines over the weekend.
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, three off-duty police officers from New Jersey and a friend were driving home from a strip club when they found themselves going the wrong way on an access road. The car ended up colliding with a tractor trailer truck, and two men (the friend and one of the officers) were killed.
“Pedro Abad, 27, who was driving the car, and Patrik Kudlac, 23, were hospitalized on Staten Island. Both men are officers with the Linden police department. Another Linden officer, 28-year-old Frank Viggiano, and the officers’ friend Joe Rodriguez, also 28, were killed in the crash. The truck driver suffered injuries that are not considered life-threatening.”
As the teen’s car teeters on the bridge, this accident was even more serious. No criminal charges have been filed in either case. Police in Staten Island are still investigating the wrong way crash, and there is some indication that the driver may have been intoxicated.
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