Wednesday 7 December 2016

Man streaming 114mph drive on Facebook Live crashes into bin lorry

Published 01/12/2016 | 20:31

A screengrab from the video
A screengrab from the video

A Rhode Island man who streamed himself on Facebook Live driving at 114mph has been critically injured when he crashed into a bin lorry and a concrete barrier.

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Onasi Olio-Rojas, 20, of Pawtucket, lost control on Wednesday on US route six in Providence, according to state police.

The video posted on Olio-Rojas' Facebook page shows him driving at 114mph and weaving through traffic. Police confirmed its authenticity to WJAR-TV.

Officers said Olio-Rojas hit the lorry as it got on the motorway, then crossed three lanes and hit the barrier.

Rescue crews extricated him from the car. He was in critical condition on Thursday.

The lorry driver was not hurt in the incident.

Police are still investigating and might bring charges.

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