Caught on Camera: Scary motorcycle crash on a rising Florida drawbridge

Daytona Beach police released video of a motorcycle crash that shut down a drawbridge

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Daytona Beach police have cited a man after a scary scene on a rising drawbridge.

Video captured the moments when the man plowed through the traffic arms on the bridge on Saturday. You can see the man on a motorcycle, hauling a trailer when the bridge starts to go up.

The motorcycle then dangled over the edge. The main street bridge was blocked off while crews cleared the scene.

Police say it is unclear whether the motorcyclist was trying to beat the bridge, or if he tried to stop but couldn’t.

The motorcyclist was not hurt.


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