This family jumps a raised drawbridge in car and lands on the other side. I know, when I saw it, my jaw dropped. Could you imagine having to make the choice of jumping your car or plummeting to the water? So scary, you have to hear the story! This video is crazy!
Family Jumps Drawbridge In Car
Drawbridges are fascinating…when everything goes correctly!
But what if it doesn’t?
When the Naphys family headed out for an evening of dining and shopping, they had no idea they would soon be living through the most harrowing experience of their lives.
Related: Speaking of cars, did you know leaving a water bottle in your car can be a fire hazard?
Normally crossing the bridge would have no danger, but this time things went wrong.
Terrance Naphys only had moments to make a decision as the bridge rose, and their car straddled the gap…
Witnesses thought for sure the family had plunged into the waters 65 feet below, but thankfully they landed, Hard, on the other side.
According to the police report, the tollbooth had no contact with the oncoming water vessel due to their radios being down, and no one saw the car on the bridge because of a strong sun glare.
The Naphys survived, but their car now has over $10,000 in damage, and the family wants to know this will never happen to anyone ever again.
Take a look!
Car vs. Rising Drawbridge Video
Facts About Drawbridges
In case you’re not familiar with drawbridges here are some facts!
- Drawbridges were usually built as part of a medieval castle.
- Modern drawbridges are usually built across busy waterways.
- Drawbridges can be lifted to allow large ships to pass under.
More Bridge Fun from Kids Activities Blog
- How to make a bridge – fun activity for kids!
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- Play a Dora bridge game.
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Can you believe this car jumping drawbridge video?