Ohioan drives car off bridge into river, survives

A northeastern Ohio man says he was able to walk away after his car drove off a bridge and plunged into the Cuyahoga River.
Associated Press
Oct 4, 2012

It happened early Tuesday when 50-year-old Robert Bugge said he swerved to avoid a deer and drove off a bridge in Akron. His car slipped through a gap between the east and west bridge lanes and skidded down an embankment into the water.

Bugge says the car landed on its top, temporarily trapping him inside and underwater. He managed to free himself and, nursing cuts and bruises, continued home on foot.

The Akron Beacon Journal (http://bit.ly/PW3kXs ) reports that Bugge didn't report the crash then. Someone who saw the car in the water called police, and officers went looking for him. He then returned to the scene.

 

Comments

mikel

can you say drunkkkkkkkkkk?

swiss cheese kat

The Akron man said he was driving home about 1 a.m. Tuesday following an after-work dinner.

BabyCakes

I'm gonna have to say there was no deer...

swiss cheese kat

Bugge, who was arrested in 2010 for drunken driving, denied having any alcohol prior to the crash.

Licorice Schtick

Oh, there may well have been a deer, but additional factors are ... possible.

Pretty irresponsible to abandon an overturned vehicle without reporting it ASAP. If any fuel, oil, antifreeze, brake fluid, power steering fluid or battery acid was spilled, charges should be filed for that.

Sitting In The ...

In the Akron Beacon Journal article he stats "my only thought was to get home where I was safe". That says it all.