Witnesses estimated Newton’s speed at as much as 60 MPH. The speed limit on Church St is 25 mph. Eyewitness reports from the Charlotte Observer.
Observer reporter Karen Sullivan said she saw the truck travel over the top of the sedan and become airborne for a short distance, rolling side over side when it landed.
The windows shattered before the truck came to rest, Sullivan said. Newton lifted himself out through the back window and staggered over to the side of the bridge, where he waited for medical help.