The driver who was ejected from the crash jumped into the river to avoid hitting an oncoming vehicle, according to Florida emergency responders.

Hillsborough County Fire Rescue

The driver, who was thrown from the car after the accident, jumped into the river to avoid hitting oncoming traffic, according to the team of rescuers-firefighters of Florida.

There was a chauffeur three participated crash on the Interstate 75 overpass the night of Aug. 25, according to a statement posted on the Hillsborough County Fire and Rescue Facebook page.

The driver’s car overturned, throwing him onto the road.

“The man then jumped over the barrier and ran into the river to avoid being hit by another vehicle,” the report said.

He landed in a deep part of the river and swam to the shore to wait for help.

Firefighters on jet skis pulled him from the water and into an ambulance, where he was taken to a local emergency room, according to the report. He was in stable condition.

Another participant in the accident was taken to the hospital by firefighters.

Hillsborough County is approximately 270 miles northwest of Miami.

Madeleine List is a reporter for McClatchy National Real-Time. She has reported for the Cape Cod Times and the Providence Journal.

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