HPD: Woman jumps from moving truck on Gulf Freeway

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on July 19, 2012 at 4:22 PM

HOUSTON – A woman was hospitalized in critical condition Thursday after police said she jumped from a moving truck on the Gulf Freeway.

Witnesses said the woman was running through traffic along the east side of the Gulf Freeway overpass near Tellepsen when, at some point, she jumped into a motorist’s truck.

She told the driver that someone was chasing her. But as he was trying to pull over, police said the woman jumped out while the truck was still rolling and hit her head on the pavement.

She was taken to the hospital via ground ambulance.

HPD was investigating the incident but said the driver will not face charges.

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