Driver falls from I-26 overpass after crash

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) — A driver was rushed to a hospital early Friday after falling from an Interstate 26 overpass after a crash in Charleston.

The man was heading west on a motorcycle in foggy conditions just before 3 a.m. when the accident occurred.

First responders found the damaged motorcycle on its side against the retaining wall on the shoulder of the Interstate.

Because there was no sign of the driver, Charleston police officers immediately launched a search for him on I-26 and Meeting Street below.

Emergency crews found the man around 4 a.m. near the corner of Meeting Street and Lenox Street, about 75 feet below the interstate.

Charleston police used bolt cutters to get through a fence where the patient was found.

According to police, the man was conscious as medics rushed him to the Medical University of South Carolina.  Police believe the man’s injuries were non-life threatening.

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