12/20/2013 05:51 pm ET Updated Jan 25, 2014

'Christmas Miracle' For Driver Flung Off Overpass In Horrific Car Crash

In what is being described as a "Christmas miracle," a Massachusetts man survived a car accident that flung him off an overpass 50 feet high.

According to local news outlet WCVB-TV, James Fay was driving home for lunch on Route 1 in Revere on Thursday when he crashed and rolled his SUV. Fay was apparently ejected through the SUV's sunroof and thrown off the overpass.

State police told CBS Boston that the impact of the crash caused the driver to be tossed over the guardrail onto Route 60 below.

Fortunately, some powder from a recent snowfall cushioned Fay's fall. However, he was still injured in the accident.

Fay reportedly broke some ribs, his hip and both wrists in the plunge. When police arrived on the scene, he was alert and mobile. He was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital for treatment.

"That's definitely a miracle. You might even call it a Christmas miracle," Fay's friend, Will Teleau, told WCVB.

According to WHDH-TV, the accident occurred after Fay lost control of his vehicle and crashed into the median.