Family pulls off a move straight out of an action film by launching their car over a rising drawbridge

Rare | 8/18/2017 | Carlin Becker
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A New Jersey family narrowly survived when they were forced to jump across an opening drawbridge.

Terrance Naphys and his family were headed to Cape May earlier this month when they found themselves on the verge of plunging off of the Middle Thorofare Bridge. Their vehicle was positioned on the metal gate of the bridge when it suddenly began to rise from under them. When they were six feet in the air, Naphys made the decision to floor it and attempt to jump over the growing gap.

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“He accelerated, and of course then we landed with a big impact on the concrete on the side,” his wife Jackie recalled the terrifying moment.

Her husband, while shaken from the scary encounter, believes his risky maneuver saved his family’s lives. Luckily, their car suffered only minor damage, and they’re all okay.

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“I’m thankful we’re still here because I think if we went in the water or stayed on the bridge, we wouldn’t still be here, or we’d be seriously, seriously injured,” he said.

Naphys had just paid the toll to cross the...
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