An Etowah County man reportedly crashed through the guardrails then ran off the Meighan Memorial Bridge in Gadsden late Sunday night. The 31 year old driver informed police that he was traveling in the westbound lane when another car cut him off; a witness stated that the driver first attempted to go left then swerved right – which carried him up over the curb and through the guardrail.
According to the report the eyewitness said that the car stopped halfway off the bridge, and then the weight suddenly shifted sending the car, a 1992 Buick Roadmaster tumbling down – where it landed upside down on Lake Street, directly below the side of the bridge.
That accident took place shortly after 11:30pm, and the driver was transported to Gadsden Regional Medical Center for treatment.
No additional information regarding the extent of his injuries has been made available.
The matter currently remains under investigation.