Just after 3AM on Thursday (May 6), a man named Anthony Jackson was driving his Ford SUV across the San Jacinto Bridge in Montgomery, Texas. Going the posted speed limit of 70MPH, Jackson ended up running into a massive alligator in the middle of the road.
Jackson drove for about a half-mile with the alligator stuck under his vehicle, which is severely damaged. His airbags went off and he walked away with minor injuries due to the airbags deploying.
Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Porter Fire, South Montgomery County Fire, Montgomery County Precinct 4 Constables, and Montgomery County Hospital District all responded to the scene.
“Definitely don’t see this every day,” one of the officers can be heard saying.
The alligator was measured to be 10-feet-three-inches long.
The alligator was pronounced dead and was loaded onto a tow truck while they waited to hear from the Game Warden what to do with the animal. Eventually, the officers were told to dispose of the gator in the nearby San Jacinto River.
Press play on the video below to see the aftermath of the crash.