State police say a Rhode Island man was hospitalized in critical condition after he drove off a bridge abutment in Johnston and his vehicle dropped 60 feet below.
Lt. Derek Borek says the crash occurred around 6:50 a.m. Wednesday as the victim was traveling along Interstate 295 South.
Borek says the man's car left the roadway's high-speed lane, drove onto the highway median and flipped before careening off the abutment. The vehicle landed below on Greenville Avenue, but no other cars were involved in the crash.
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The victim, who wasn't identified pending notification of family, was rushed to Rhode Island Hospital. He was reported as conscious at the hospital around 9 a.m.
It's unknown what caused the man to drive off the highway. An investigation is ongoing.