A dramatic car accident put a man in the hospital after police say that he had to jump off of a 50-foot bridge to avoid getting hit.
The accident happened in Maryland, near Washington D.C. It took place on Sunday, Aug. 26. One of the men involved in the accident, however, is from Dallastown, Pennsylvania.
Per the Maryland State Police and local news sources, the whole chain of events started when a car driven by a 43-year-old man smashed into a guardrail. He was heading down the Capital Beltway at the time. The impact caused his vehicle to roll.
However, the man was not severely injured in the crash, and he crawled out of the flipped car. He then walked over to the shoulder on the right side of the road.
Driving by was the man from Pennsylvania, who decided to stop and help. He was, after all, a fire and rescue worker who was not on duty at the time. He pulled over, stopping just past the other car.
At that point, a 46-year-old woman driving another vehicle came down the same road and ran into the flipped car. She also hit the vehicle belonging to the emergency worker who had stopped to help. As the three cars plowed toward him, the 43-year-old threw himself off of the bridge, even though it was 50 feet in the air. He was just trying to avoid being struck.
Reports do not indicate his condition, but he seems to have survived the jump but ended up in the hospital. Both other drivers also suffered injuries that needed medical attention. Police are still investigating to see why the crash happened.
Those who suffer serious injuries must know what options they have to get financial compensation for medical bills and other costs. If you or someone you know was involved in an accident and suffered injuries, contact the Quinn Law Firm at 814-833-2222 for a free initial consultation to discuss the details of your case.