Acura TL Precariously Balances On Bridge After NJ Crash

The image above may look photoshopped and taken straight from a Hollywood blockbuster but it is the very real aftermath of a crash in Elizabeth, New Jersey.

Police from Elizabeth and Linden discovered the precariously-positioned 2008 Acura TL Type S on Saturday morning with no occupants inside and being held up from the road below thanks solely to a steel fence.

Local media outlet NJ reports that authorities found the driver, 34-year-old Miguel Vargas, and his passenger walking near the crash after somehow managing to escape the car uninjured and without nudging it off the bridge.

The driver was charged with leaving the scene of an accident, careless driving and failure to report an accident.

Images via Linden Police Department


  • T_Cake

    Back when Acura’s looked good…

    • Craig

      The last good looking Acura sedan.

  • Six_Tymes

    might as well change the oil while its up.

  • FoxJ30

    Not that I know what’s going on, but I feel like it might be presumptuous for the cops to say that they were leaving the scene of an accident/failure to report. I’m pretty sure I’d be pretty dazed or in shock if I had just gotten out of a car that was hanging 30ft in the air – grabbing my phone might not be the first thing I’d think of doing. Alternatively, maybe they were trying to find a phone to call someone? It looks like it’s barely past dawn, it might not be so easy to find some place that’s open for them to calm down and call.

    • Six_Tymes

      of course, too much blame on the driver. they just needed to chill for awhile i bet.

    • CarbonPhiber

      Yes exactly. Not the driver’s fault. I’m sure he was just driving 30, when that nasty guardrail came out of nowhere and lifted his poor car right off the ground.

      • FoxJ30

        Never said it wasn’t the driver’s fault – looks to be a single vehicle accident, and unless he was dodging a puppy in the road and ran onto a ramp that lifted him onto the guardrail, he was probably speeding/driving recklessly. Given the time of day (seems to be early morning), I’d check for alcohol, too.

        I just don’t think it’s fair to add additional charges, at least based off the info that’s been presented here.

        • CarbonPhiber

          I think it’s fair. I’d also like to add tax evasion and money laundering to the charges.

  • jaykit

    Hammertime I’m sure.


    that goes to show you, when it comes to bridges in NJ don’t piss off Chris Christie

  • Blade t

    That’s crazy…..

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