Man Jumps onto Van Wyck Expressway from Overpass

By Ben Fractenberg on February 13, 2012 7:43pm 

A man was rushed to Jamaica Hospital after jumping from an overpass onto the Van Wyck Expressway on Feb. 13, 2012.
A man was rushed to Jamaica Hospital after jumping from an overpass onto the Van Wyck Expressway on Feb. 13, 2012.
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JAMAICA — A man leaped from a Van Wyck Expressway overpass during rush hour Monday, but survived the fall without being hit by a car, authorities said.

According to cops, the man jumped from the Atlantic Avenue overpass onto the southbound lanes of the highway about 5:50 p.m., police said.

He was rushed to Jamaica Hospital in stable condition.  Sources said that his injuries were sustained in the fall and not being hit by a car.

It was not immediately clear why he jumped.

There were no initial reports of any drivers being injured.

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