Truck makes action-film jump on A3 motorway
DPA/The Local · 4 Feb 2009, 17:11
Published: 04 Feb 2009 17:11 GMT+01:00
The truck fortunately came to rest on bridge after the front axle broke – keeping it from plunging 16 metres below. The driver was unharmed after his spectacular stunt, but emergency services had to use a crane to get him off the platform.
“We don’t know how he made it over there,” a police spokesman said.
The driver of the 40-tonne vehicle somehow failed to follow a detour onto a temporary bridge over the river, but sheer luck and plenty of momentum kept him from landing in one of the several gaps in the surface of the old bridge.