From the Dayton Daily News video:
A 19-year-old Mason man driving south on Interstate 675 on Monday morning near the Indian Ripple Road exit crashed his car into an overpass, breaking the car into pieces and shutting down traffic for five hours.
BLAM! Just watch the video. Not only does this guy have the stones to pass a cop in the grass, he then immediately files a flight plan to take his Firebird all the way to Mars.
The driver has been identified as Brennan S. Eden. He was undergoing surgery as of 4 p.m. Monday.
The specific cause of the crash has not yet been determined, but Ohio State Highway Patrol Lt. Marty Fellure said crash investigators are looking into whether speed played a factor. The investigators also will test for alcohol, which is a routine procedure.
Eden was seriously injured and flown to Miami Valley Hospital via a CareFlight helicopter, according to Fellure.
The accident happened about 7:15 a.m. Monday, Aug,. 23. Eden was driving a 1985 Pontiac Firebird south along the highway when the car went left of center and struck a culvert, which launched the car into the air until it struck the Wagner Road overpass. The Firebird disintegrated into many pieces. Eden was ejected and came to rest on the right berm of southbound I-675.
Investigators don’t know how fast Eden was driving but suspect he was traveling in excess of the 65 mph speed limit.
Yeah, I suspect that too! He was ejected from the car! In other words, that old wives’ tale about it being safer to be “thrown from the car” is TRUE! I cannot imagine he would have been long for this world had he stayed in the Firebird. This guy just about ties Kenny Brack in the horrific-accident stakes.
My take: he had to have been stoned to the gills. That wasn’t an unmarked cop car he blew by. I know from personal experience that you never start the police pursuit from behind the cruiser. What do you think?