Man Killed When He Falls or Jumps Into Rush Hour Traffic
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A man apparently jumped- or fell- from a retaining wall into traffic on the Broadway extension just north of the Broadway Bridge Friday morning and died after he was struck by a truck.
Police say a pickup truck crested the hill and the driver saw the man either falling or jumping down into the highway from the wall, but couldn’t avoid hitting him. Police say it’s clear he either fell or jumped, although they have not determined which is the case and ultimately, may never know. The man was transported to the hospital, where he died.
“I can’t think of anything that would be more unsettling like that happening,” said Sgt. Bill Mahoney, KCMO Police. “We’ve talked to him. He’s very cooperative with us. He did stop to try and render first-aid to this individual.”
Police have not yet released the victim’s name and are talking to members of his family. Police tell FOX 4 that the man was in his 20s, his last known residence was in Kansas City, Kan.
The accident happened at about 7:05 a.m. Police shut down the northbound lanes there for about three hours.
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