Man Jumps from Woodward Overpass

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(Crystal Proxmire, April 22, 2013

UPDATE:  The Detroit News is reporting that the man has passed away.

A man jumped off the Woodward overpass onto I-696 on at about 6:30pm Monday evening according to witnesses. The overpass connects Pleasant Ridge and Royal Oak.

The Detroit Free Press reports that the man is in critical condition, but alive, after having landed on the shoulder of the expressway.

Julie Pevos Sias was driving with her eight year old son when they saw it happen. “It totally was surreal and horrible. I was about to turn right on Woodward from Main and I saw the guy put down his bag and get on the side rail. He just climbed on it and jumped. I was in shock for a moment and then I called 911. I took my kid home and had to return to the scene.”  Upon returning she heard rumors that the man was still breathing and that he might have been a Pleasant Ridge resident.

An inside source also said that the man was still breathing when the ambulance arrived, and that he was from Pleasant Ridge.  This story will be updated as more information is available.

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