Man clings to hood of speeding truck for wild ride (with video)

A dramatic video posted on social media shows a bloodied man taking a nine-mile ride on the hood of a tractor trailer traveling northbound on Florida’s Interstate 95 turnpike on Saturday. 

The video, which was shot by another motorist, shows the driver of the tractor trailer trying to wiggle the unidentified man off its hood as it sped down the highway.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the incident began with an unidentified man driving southbound on I-95 when he stopped his vehicle at an exit ramp and started walking along the highway.

He crossed a median onto the northbound I-95 lanes, causing traffic to slow down. The man allegedly jumped on the hood of a passing tractor trailer and “began striking the windshield with his hands.”

“He was banging on the windshield with his hands, and with his forehead,” said Florida Highway Patrol lieutenant Yanko Reyes to the South Florida Sun Sentinel.

Reyes said the driver of the tractor trailer “pretty much freaked out” and just kept driving.

After a nine-mile ride, a Florida Highway Patrol officer stopped the truck and apprehended the man.

Officers took the man who had been clinging onto the truck into custody. No other injuries were reported.

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