This Lucky Drunk Driver Didn't Fall From The Bridge Barrier He Crashed Through

Whenever someone crashes through the barrier on the side of an overpass, it's never good news. When Matthew Hamilton, 38, drove his truck off the side of a bridge in Beaverton, OR this weekend, luck — and a really sturdy rear axle — saved him from plummeting onto the road below.

Hamilton, who was charged with driving under the influence, was rescued from his truck by a firefighter on a ladder. But the dangling truck stopped traffic as rescue workers organized a crane to pull it down from the side of the bridge.

Hamilton sustained only minor injuries from turning his truck into a life-sized wall decoration, so he'll have to go to jail as soon as he gets out of the hospital. Luckily, no one else was hurt.

(Hat tip to $kaycog!)

Photo credit: Beaverton Police Department