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Saturday, May 14, 2011

Man in Critical Condition After Jumping From Interstate Bridge

A male in his 20's reportedly jumped from an overpass in Independence onto the westbound lanes of Interstate 70 early Saturday morning.

The incident was reported at 5:55 a.m. on the westbound lanes of I-70 under Crysler Avenue.

The male reportedly parked a light-colored sedan on Crysler (see images) and scaled a protective chain-link fence over the Interstate and jumped off- according to witness reports.

Passersby on I-70 stopped to assist the man.

It was unknown if the jumper had been struck by any vehicles as he lay on the highway before help arrived.

The man was transported by AMR-EMS Unit 322 to an eastern Metro medical trauma center with critical head and other injuries.

Police had traffic on I-70 westbound restricted to one lane for about an hour while they investigated the incident.



roberteleslie8054 said...

Hey, I was seeing if there was any footage prior to him jumping. Maybe someone pushed him or he was robbed or something like that. No, I don't want to see where he goes off of the bridge, just the few minutes before. My email address is Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Check this out. That "jumper" is my step son. He didnt jump. He is in the hospitol right now in ICU with injuries, "not consistant with a jump". He is covered in defensive wounds, and injuies causing multiple facial fracture from blunt force trama. He was beaten and thrown over. So tell me, why are you concerned about the few minutes before the fact? Do you know something?