Jeep dangles from tree after flipping off Alabama bridge following crash

The driver was taken from the riverbank below on a stretcher. It wasn’t immediately clear how he got to the riverbank. Witnesses reported he may have fallen out of the vehicle

A crash Tuesday in Phenix City, Alabama, caused a Jeep to flip from a bridge and get stuck upside down in a tree.
Courtesy: WRBL

PHENIX CITY, Ala. (MEDIA GENERAL/WRBL) — A crash Tuesday in Phenix City, Alabama, caused a Jeep to flip from a bridge and get stuck upside down in a tree.

The crash happened in the westbound lanes of Highway 280 on the Oglethorpe Bridge, which spans the Chattahoochee River.

The driver was taken from the riverbank below on a stretcher. It wasn’t immediately clear how he got to the riverbank. Witnesses reported he may have fallen out of the vehicle.

His injuries were described as “significant and severe.”

Phenix City and Columbus fire crews trimmed the tree to free the Jeep and then used a crane to lift the vehicle back up onto the bridge.

Traffic on the Oglethorpe Bridge remained slow.

This story was originally published on WRBL.com.

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