Driver throws himself off a bridge because he was fed up with the traffic (VIDEO)

A driver throws himself off a bridge because he was fed up with the traffic in Louisiana and everything is recorded in an unusual video t...

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  • A driver throws himself off a bridge because he was fed up with the traffic in Louisiana and everything is recorded in an unusual video that has gone viral on social networks.
  • “I couldn’t get back to shore because the current was too strong,” said the man.
  • He got lost and it was not until he found a boat that he was able to return, but then he faced an unexpected ‘welcome’ from the police.

A driver throws himself off a bridge because he was fed up with the traffic in Louisiana and everything is recorded in an unusual video that has gone viral on social media. The man had to be rescued and even ended up… being arrested!

On July 9, Jimmy Jennings made a decision that could have been fatal, but he barely survived. The man was stuck in traffic and in despair, he ran out of his truck and jumped into the river at an estimated speed of 55 mph, leaving the other citizens astonished.

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Driver throws himself off a bridge because he was fed up with the traffic (VIDEO)
Driver throws himself off a bridge because he was fed up with the traffic (VIDEO). Photo: Youtube

A 10-car crash caused some roads to close for several hours. Because of this, Jimmy was stranded in his truck on an Interstate 10 bridge at Butte La Rose (I-10 West) in Louisiana, which runs right over the Atchafalaya River.

He didn’t really think about it. He simply got out of the vehicle, ran, and dived at about 55 mph, according to calculations based on your route; But the story does not end there. “When I hit the water, my shoulder got up, I hurt a little, but I started swimming,” said the man in an interview with ABC News.

To swim against the current?

Driver throws himself off a bridge because he was fed up with the traffic (VIDEO)
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Jimmy got the idea while stranded in traffic, he told KATC-TV, but he never had the strong currents of the river. “I couldn’t get back to shore because the current was too strong,” he said. Now he was injured in the shoulder and being swept away by the waters, while trying to swim to shore.

Khory Vaughan, a friend of Jennings who was with him when it launched and was the one who shot the video, assured WBRZ-TV: “We are familiar with water, but I don’t think he was prepared for what came with it.” SEE FULL VIDEO HERE.

Trying to get back home

Driver throws himself off a bridge because he was fed up with the traffic (VIDEO)
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Going home was a daredevil. “I stayed in the water probably around, I had a watch on, I looked at it, probably around 2.5 to 3 hours. I thought I was going to die, but God saved me, ”said Jimmy.

Meanwhile the authorities began the search for the subject who had jumped from the bridge. Jimmy reached the shore, but was disoriented. He spent about an hour in an ATV that he found trying to get back, but realized he was on an island. “It was pretty crazy going back to shore. I had to walk. Where I was, I couldn’t even see the bridge, ”he said.

He had an unexpected ‘welcome’ home

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Jimmy found a house and tried to ask for help, but was unsuccessful. It wasn’t until he found a boat that he was able to return, but then he would be met with an unexpected ‘welcome’ from the police. abc13.

“I was walking and I heard the officers coming behind me with their weapons and they told me to raise my hands, but I couldn’t because I hurt my shoulders from the fall… They were all pointing their guns at me. They told me ‘get on the ground, get on the ground’. So I got down on the floor, listened to them and they handcuffed me, ”Jimmy said.

Stopped by the police

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Vaughan testified that agents from the state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries were the ones who rescued his friend. Subsequently, officers from the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office handcuffed him.

Jimmy explained that the police had taken him away in an ambulance so that he could check his health. However, the man has been cited by police for criminal antics and burglary.

Regretful Jimmy?

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His jump could have ended in a tragedy, so Jimmy acknowledged that it was a bad decision and thanked the rescue teams for saving his life, in a post on his Facebook account.

If you or someone close to you needs help, you can call 1.888.NYCWELL (1.888.692.9355), text “WELL” to 65173, or find information at https://nycwell.cityofnewyork.us/en/. Driver throws himself off a bridge because he was fed up with the traffic (VIDEO).

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