Woman falls from overpass onto East Freeway

Woman falls from overpass onto East Freeway

Credit: Houston TranStar

Views from Houston TranStar showed the woman being loaded into an ambulance on a stretcher, suggesting she survived the fall.

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by KHOU.com staff

khou.com

Posted on July 23, 2013 at 10:58 AM

Updated Tuesday, Jul 23 at 11:04 AM

HOUSTON –- A woman fell or jumped onto the East Freeway mainlanes from an overpass near the East Loop on Tuesday morning.

Views from Houston TranStar showed the woman being loaded into an ambulance on a stretcher, suggesting she survived the fall. Witnesses told police the woman’s car was still parked on the overpass above.

Several bystanders stopped to help the woman until emergency responders arrived.

The incident happened around 10:41 a.m., slowing traffic in both directions for about 20 minutes.

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