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      Car crashes off bridge, falls 30 feet below

      Ferry Street Bridge

      Fall River police are investigating a late-night crash that injured two people when their car fell 30 to 40 feet from an overpass onto a set of abandoned railroad tracks below.

      Police say a Mercedes-Benz crashed through a guardrail on the Ferry Street Bridge and fell onto the tracks late Sunday night.

      Witnesses told authorities the driver failed to make the turn from Ponta Delgata Boulevard onto Ferry Street.

      Police said the 40-year old driver, a woman, and a 41-year-old passenger, a man, were taken to Rhode Island Hospital. The victims' names and conditions haven't been released.

      Several rescue vehicles responded to the scene.

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