Driver In Boston Drives Off I-93 Highway Upper Deck Onto Lower Deck, Charged With OUI

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Wow. This dude in Boston is lucky to be alive, much less that he didn’t hurt any one else. Vannak Sao is going to have his license suspended for a long, long time after he hit the fork on the I-93 upper deck, resulting in his truck driving off the highway and onto the lower deck.

The 2006 Toyota Tacoma crashed through a light pole, an exit sign and chain link fence, then hit a barrier dividing 93 and Route 1, which propelled it down onto the lower deck.

The driver behind the wheel, 33-year-old Vannak Sao of East Boston, was “extricated” from the truck by firefighters, according to State Police. He was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital. State Police have summoned Sao to court on charges of operating under the influence of alcohol and negligent operation of a motor vehicle.

Sao told FOX25’s Catherine Parrotta that he was grateful that nobody else was injured in the crash, which happened just after 6:20 a.m.. Sao added that he accepts the consequences of his actions.

The driver said the last thing he remembers is falling asleep and hitting a snow bank. Sao said he then remembers waking up to paramedics, fire fighters, and police officers pulling him out of the truck.

I can’t imagine how much you’d shit your pants if you were driving on the lower deck and a car just fell from the sky in front of you. Not to make light of a serious situation, but this is EXACTLY what you do in Grand Theft Auto V to get away from the cops: Drive off a freeway underpass then duck and hide from the helicopters. Kind of remarkable/terrifying to see it happen in real life.

Sao was charged with an OUI.


WHOA! Here are some more angles from footage released by Massachusetts State Police:

[H/T: Uproxx]