Motorcyclist Crashes Into Man Who Jumped From Overpass Onto 101 Freeway in DTLA in Apparent Suicide
A motorcyclist suffered minor injuries after crashing into a man who jumped from a bridge above the 101 Freeway in downtown Los Angeles in an apparent suicide Wednesday morning, prompting officials to close two of the lanes.
The incident occurred about 6:30 a.m. in the southbound lanes near Broadway, Los Angeles Fire Department spokeswoman Margaret Stewart stated.
The unidentified “jumper” was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said.
The motorcyclist suffered a gash to his leg but was otherwise OK after the crash.
The jumper came from the northbound side of the overpass and landed in the No. 1 lane on the southbound side “causing the collision with the motorcycle,” California Highway Patrol Officer Gomez said.
The jumper was described by a CHP official on the scene as a white man who was about 67 years old.
Two lanes were closed on the southbound side of the freeway during the investigation. Lanes reopened by 9:30 a.m.