Dad Stuck on Rising Drawbridge Says h...

Dad Stuck on Rising Drawbridge Says he was Forced to Clear Gap in Family SUV

There are 2 comments on the WHO-TV Des Moines story from Aug 19, 2017, titled Dad Stuck on Rising Drawbridge Says he was Forced to Clear Gap in Family SUV. In it, WHO-TV Des Moines reports that:

A man says he and his family are lucky to be alive after he had to slam on the accelerator, sending their car flying off the edge of a rising New Jersey drawbridge, over the gap and to the other side. Terrence Naphys said it happened Aug. 1 as they drove to Wildwood and Cape May, two popular resort destinations, to go shopping and eat.

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Saint Albans, WV

#1 Aug 19, 2017
To all people that are familiar with this drawbridge:

Could you please help me understand? Pretend you were on this bridge and close to the edge as it opened. Why would stopping and putting on the parking brake not be an option? Is it because it goes completely all the way vertical rather than opening on an incline? Thank you to anyone that will enlighten me.
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Charleston, WV

#2 Aug 20, 2017
Bummer. I did what I should have done in the first place and searched for a video on Youtube to see that it opens on approximately a 70 degree angle. How scary. Kudos to the man that had to do what he had to do and it's hard to believe that nobody got injured from the impact.

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