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American flag causes car crash

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(WMC-TV) - The American flag is known for many things... now it can add crashing cars to the list.

A man driving across a bridge into Boston Friday suddenly found himself unable to see when a massive American flag landed across his windshield.

"I just put my speed on two, very quick, right after that it's the same... I crash my car" stated crash victim Val Demchev.

Demchev was able to avoid hitting other cars; but, his car crashed into the median.

The State Department of Transportation says "the rope holding [the flag] up frayed and snapped".

The 30 by 40 foot flag had been put up before the fourth of July.

Officials say they'll reevaluate their procedures before deciding on whether to put up another flag.

Demchev suggests, "don't repeat this case for anybody".

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