NEW LONDON, Conn. (WJW) — Connecticut State Police are reminding motorists to slow down and drive safely after a man live-streamed himself speeding and then crashing his car last Friday.
Police say the driver was traveling on the Gold Star Memorial Bridge at speeds over 100 mph before he struck a metal beam guardrail on the left shoulder of the off-ramp. The speed limit on the bridge is 55 mph.
Thankfully, the driver was wearing a seatbelt and was not injured during the accident.
Authorities say it was later learned that the driver was live-streaming himself prior to the crash.
Connecticut State Police reminds drivers that both speed and live-streaming are extremely dangerous to do while driving, as well as illegal. They say to "please slow down and drive safely."