Tornado lifts car off Interstate 295 in Johnston, police say

This is a still from an RIDOT Traffic Camera that shows a car that crashed after being lifted off the road by strong winds.

JOHNSTON, R.I. (WLNE) — Rhode Island State Police confirmed Friday that a car crashed after it was picked up by strong wind gusts on Interstate 295.

According to police, the gusts lifted a Dodge Charger sedan off the roadway causing it to hit the guard rail and a nearby sign before stopping in the roadway.

Officials said the driver was treated at the scene for minor-to-moderate injuries.

Video from a commuter in the area of the crash show the car with its rear bumper almost completely removed.

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