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Police: Man Jumps From Overpass Into I-95 Construction

Emergency crews responded at about 9 a.m. on Thursday, police said.

A man was injured after jumping from an overpass into a construction zone on Interstate 95 Thursday morning.

The unidentified man jumped from the ramp carrying traffic from southbound I-95 toward the inner loop of Interstate 695 toward Essex at about 9 a.m., according to Baltimore County police spokeswoman Louise Rogers-Feher.

The man was transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center with multiple injuries, Rogers-Feher said.

The man's condition was not immediately known, and police had no further details.

Joe September 27, 2012 at 05:09 PM
Is the economy driving these people to do this?
Tim September 27, 2012 at 05:15 PM
No, people being unable or unwilling to cope with life causes this. The only thing new about this phenomena is that local reporting is improved. It's sad and my condolences for this person's family...but we ALL deal with dire straits at various points in our lives, whether they are fiscal, emotional, mental, or physical. Usually it's a combination of two or more, myself included. You either persevere through them for the sake of those who love and care about you, or you give up and just hurt others. There are places to get help but you have to want to be helped.
Joe September 27, 2012 at 05:29 PM
I just buy a six pack of Raging Bitch and that usually gets me through till the next issue faced.
Handyman Atyourcommand September 27, 2012 at 06:19 PM
Hope this person gets the help he needs
Lauren September 27, 2012 at 06:23 PM
Hahaha, EXCELLENT choice, Joe.
Mark Lundin September 27, 2012 at 07:33 PM
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255) http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. By dialing 1-800-273-TALK (8255), the call is routed to the nearest crisis center in our national network of more than 150 crisis centers. The Lifeline’s national network of local crisis centers provide crisis counseling and mental health referrals day and night.
William Metzner, Sr. September 27, 2012 at 10:10 PM
Just the thought of Obama is enough to do it--or, at most, seeing and listening to him! But, I am sure that the bleak economic condition of the country, with losses of homes and/or jobs and/or families, is the culprit--even if one should want to attribute the economic condition to the former administration or something other than the current inept leadership and policies.
Joe September 27, 2012 at 10:27 PM
I was wondering if anyone got the reference. Now I know who has good taste.
Joe September 27, 2012 at 10:43 PM
"even if one should want to attribute the economic condition to the former administration or something other than the current inept leadership and policies" That would be a yet to be diagnosed brain disorder that will be named PTBS. A devastating mental disorder that turns its victims into bots. Sort of Body Snatcher stuff. (for the younger, look up body snatchers) The disease of PTBS causes involuntary reflexes more commonly known as knee jerk. Look at the new news on the national security failure of this regime and what they knew and when they knew it and STILL allowed the Ambassador and his 3 aids to be slaughtered. The cover up is being exposed. Many here slur and hold contempt for those who may watch Fox News among many other outlets, but here is name of a Fox reporter beyond criticism and beyond any allegation of bias. Katherine Herridge. Here is a link to a HuffPo piece about her 2 years ago. She is Fox News leading national security foreign correspondent. There can be no source slurs against her. She is the best and she must be watched and listened to. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/09/30/fox-news-catherine-herridge-eeoc-federal-lawsuit_n_746235.html
William Metzner, Sr. September 27, 2012 at 11:10 PM
Joe: I am with you!
Harry Callahan September 27, 2012 at 11:50 PM
Suicides happen all of the time. A few years ago a neighbor living about 15 houses down the street from me committed suicide right in his home. I was listening to my scanner when the initial call came out to the Fire Department. I heard the Paramedic Supervisor's vehicle screaming down our street and then I heard him report that the "suicide attempt" was a successful suicide. This man left a wife and two beautiful youngsters behind. I never heard a word about it in the media. Normally suicides are NOT reported by the media because it tends to give those who ar thinking about suicide the impetus to just go ahead and do it. I hope that this man receives the help he needs.
Other Tim September 27, 2012 at 11:57 PM
Someone once asked me where I got the Raging Bitch. I said I married her 30 years ago.
Tim September 28, 2012 at 12:35 AM
LOL.
kathy gambrill September 28, 2012 at 02:23 PM
I think all that needs to be said now is this is tragic. The facts aren't even out and people are assuming what happened, digressing into LOL's, politics and joking about it. Stop.
mcgillicuddy September 28, 2012 at 03:46 PM
Too bad that those who are running around killing and maiming others don't find suicide as an alternative.
Other Tim September 28, 2012 at 06:56 PM
Just re-read the above article. Nowhere does it mention suicide. Maybe it was. Maybe he did not realize he was on an elevated ramp (high or drunk?) Maybe he was running from someone (the Police?). Maybe we should wait for more information.
Chuck Burton September 28, 2012 at 08:49 PM
Obama / Romney --- that's a choice??
susan pfeil September 28, 2012 at 10:14 PM
My friend drove by and saw him sitting on the outside of the wall on the ramp. She said that it was obvious what was getting ready to happen.
Mark Patrick September 29, 2012 at 01:53 AM
Earl Badu RIP!
Mark Patrick September 29, 2012 at 01:53 AM
http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/terps/tracking-the-terps/bal-earl-badu-former-maryland-basketball-player-jumps-to-his-death-onto-i695-20120928,0,382219.story
Keith Reeder September 29, 2012 at 07:51 AM
Thanks Mark , I work on the sight where he jumped and we couldn't get any info about him.
Brad Gerick September 30, 2012 at 03:53 AM
http://perryhall.patch.com/articles/umd-championship-team-member-plunges-to-death
patricia smith September 30, 2012 at 05:56 PM
i wouldn't be surprised; what a terrible shame that he didn't seek help before a suicide attempt was chosen, & i'm praying for his ongoing recovery - body & mind
patricia smith September 30, 2012 at 06:08 PM
thank you so much - nspl is so important . . . and, by the way, a note to you wiseguys: i'm shocked at your attitudes . . . if you think suicidal ideation is humorous, your thought processes could possibly be in your digestive tract . . .
patricia smith November 05, 2012 at 03:20 PM
brad gerick - thank you for the very sad info on earl badu - does anyone have info on how to help his family?
Al Day December 01, 2012 at 04:50 PM
2 days in a row. Another jumped fromt the Key bridge this morning. Terrible, the lack of hope in these stories. Perhaps a referendum on a ban on jumping off bridges will help:)
Evets December 01, 2012 at 05:00 PM
2 days in a row? The incident this article refers to happened in September.
Red Dolphin December 06, 2012 at 02:25 AM
handy man your made the most sensible comment, mental illness is just that an illness
Red Dolphin December 06, 2012 at 02:26 AM
right on! Mcguliicuddy do us all a favor
Urge Tech January 03, 2013 at 04:33 AM
Highly descriptive post, I enjoyed that bit. Will there be a part 2? http://www.flooringblog.eu

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