Southbound traffic on S.E. McLoughlin Boulevard came to a standstill for about two hours, two days before Christmas – forcing detours through Westmoreland on Sunday, December 23, at 2:42 p.m.
That was when a speeding driver swerved, lost control, and smashed into the leading edge of a steel guardrail just south of Harold Street in his silver two-door sports car.
The guard rail was ripped from its mounting and pulled out into the street; the car skidded some distance further south before coming to rest on its top sideways in the middle of the highway.
The driver, the car's only occupant, apparently wasn't badly hurt in this single-vehicle smash-up. He was walking around and talking with emergency first responders as a wrecker prepared to flip his wrecked car upright and haul it away. Eventually, he was cuffed and cited by officers at the end of the investigation.
"In this incident, Adam M. Eisenberg was cited for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants, and Reckless Driving," Police Traffic Division Sergeant Brad Yakots told THE BEE about the spectacular crash.
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