Driver Escapes Truck’s Cab After Semi Dangles Off a Florida Bridge

Video captured the scary moment a tractor trailer dangled from a bridge in Florida after the driver lost control and crashed.

The northbound side of the Trooper JD Young bridge in Manatee County was closed Friday morning as crews worked to lift the semi-truck back onto the roadway and rescue the driver.

Video captured by local media outlets show the cab of the truck hanging off the side of the bridge over the Manatee River with its rear tires in the air.

The driver, identified as 49-year-old Troy Betts of Sarasota, told police that a driver in front of him changed lanes and he tried to avoid hitting the vehicle but because of the roads slick surface he lost control and crashed into the side of the bridge.

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