Man Falls From I-5 Overpass

UCSD police reported that a man fell from the Voigt Drive bridge crossing Interstate 5 early Tuesday morning. The police have not revealed the man’s identity, but he has been described as 38 years old and unaffiliated with the university.

The victim suffered a broken leg and internal injuries. He was transported to Scripps Memorial Hospital for treatment.

According to Detective Douglas O’Dell of the UCSD Police Department, the man was suffering from dizziness.

“”The injured party claimed he got dizzy and fell off the bridge into the center divide area of the freeway,”” O’Dell said. “”He did not indicate that he was suicidal. He said that he became dizzy and literally fell off the bridge as he was walking across, and there do not appear to be any witnesses who can say otherwise.””

Because there is no evidence suggesting anything other than an accidental fall, police do not have a criminal investigation underway. The UCSD police department will take an injury report and send copies of it to Risk Management to assess any repairs that need to be made. No such report has been filed yet, although staff members stated that they plan to begin one soon.

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