FHP: Car plunges into river after crash on Dames Point Bridge

Driver was not seriously injured; Vehicle pulled from river next morning

A car that went off the Dames Point Bridge Saturday night was pulled out of the river Sunday morning. (Florida Department of Transportation)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A car was pulled out of the St. Johns River Sunday morning after the vehicle went over the side of the concrete wall of the Dames Point Bridge following a crash Saturday night with another car in the southbound lanes, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The accident happened around 8:45 p.m. Saturday.

Troopers said the 27-year-old driver of the vehicle that went over the side was able to exit his vehicle and had only minor injuries. The vehicle landed in only about 5-6 feet of water.

The second driver was reportedly not injured.

All southbound lanes on I-295 were closed for an hour while the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department got the driver out of the water and police cleared the scene. All lanes reopened around 9:40 p.m. Saturday.

The next morning, the vehicle that went off the side of the bridge was pulled from the water.