WCVB-5 is reporting an accident I-93 in Boston, where his Toyota Tacoma launched off of a freeway exit onto the lower deck of the highway below. Amazingly, he survived the crash.
The accident occurred near the Leonard Zakim-Bunker Hill Bridge on I-93 North. Vannak Sao, 33, of East Boston was driving a Toyota Tacoma, which struck the divider at a left-lane exit onto Route 1 North on Sunday morning. The truck made contact with a light pole and a sign before it crashed onto the roadway of the southbound lower deck below.
Sao was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital, where his condition was stabilized. He was charged with operating under the influence by the Massachusetts State Police.
It’s not the first time a truck has leapt from one roadway to another in Boston. In August of 2013, a driver for the Boston Globe — Paul Healey, Jr., 35 of Brockton, Massachusetts — was struck by a drunk driver in a Cadillac, forcing him through the barrier of an elevated roadway. Healey’s truck crashed onto the lower roadway in a dramatic video released by MassDOT. Healey survived with injuries but made a full recovery.