The driver of this SUV is wanted by Daytona Beach police after he or she crashed through traffic arms on a raising drawbridge early Monday morning.
Its windshield shattered on the way up the bridge, but the SUV’s driver kept going. As it jumped the chasm, all four tyres left the ground.
Daytona Beach police have a strong lead on the identity of the driver, but no one has been taken into custody as of Thursday.
Fortunately, the driver survived the high-flying leap and landed on the opposite side, where he or she could proceed to smash through the lowering arms of the bridge.
On Monday morning local time, the accident occurred on Daytona Beach, the site of the famous Daytona 500 NASCAR auto race.
Florida Police Seeking Driver of Drawbridge-Jumping Hyundai Santa Fe
The driver of a Hyundai Santa Fe, thousands of miles away from the city of the same name in New Mexico, has made an attempt to imitate Santa’s sleigh.
In Daytona, Florida, an SUV ploughed through traffic lights and over the gap between the bridge’s decks as the drawbridge was being raised.
Security cameras caught the errant Hyundai in flight, and the Daytona Police Department is on the lookout for the driver, as reported by WESH 2.
It is unclear at this time whether or not the aerial crossing was planned. The driver may or may not be a stereotypical “Florida dude,” albeit it is unclear at this time.
The above video shows the Santa Fe travelling at what looks to be a moderate speed when it collides with a lowered traffic arm, like those used at railroad crossings and parking garage entrances.
After crashing through the broken windshield and causing noticeable damage to the hood, the car appears to slow down before hopping over the steadily increasing bridge deck.
A vehicle is shown on surveillance video in Daytona Beach slamming through two traffic arms and then jumping a rising drawbridge.
While crossing the bridge, the SUV smashed through two traffic arms and lost its windshield. There has been no arrest made, but police say they believe they know who the driver is.
Each set of traffic lights has been replaced. About five weeks prior, a motorcycle in Los Angeles leapt the same bridge.