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Published:July 2nd, 2015 12:40 EST

Viral Video: Motorist Accidentally Jumped Drawbridge

By Robert Paul Reyes

"You`ve seen video of drivers attempting to beat trains, now there`s a video of a driver trying to beat a drawbridge.


Multiple cameras on the Flagler Bridge captured a driver, identified as 29-year-old James Montano, jumping the bridge as it was going up. Police say the jump was not the act of a daredevil, but more likely distracted driving."


On TV we`ve seen the General Lee, a souped-up Dodge Charger leap over bridges and ravines, a sports car with more than a little help from special effects can perform miraculous stunts.

But in real life a distracted man driving a clunky SUV was lucky to escape with only minor injuries as he jumped a drawbridge just as it was going up.

His car was a total loss; I doubt he will be bragging about surviving his adventure.

Moral of this story: Don`t tempt fate; keep your mind on the road.

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