Man survives being thrown from flipped car onto I-5 near Yoncalla

YONCALLA, Ore. -- A driver was thrown from his car onto Interstate 5 Wednesday afternoon when he veered into a guardrail and flipped his vehicle, state police officials said.

State troopers say the driver, Anthony Bissiri of Seattle was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

Crash investigators say Bissiri was driving southbound when at around 3 p.m. Wednesday he veered out of the left lane and hit a guardrail at milepost 150. The car flipped and Bissiri was thrown out onto the roadway, police official said.

Emergency crews closed Interstate 5 down to one lane southbound for about 2 hours while they cleared the scene.