Man Jumps Off 5 Freeway In Burbank
A man jumped over the Magnolia Boulevard overpass onto the 5 Freeway in Burbank this morning.
Burbank Police Sgt. Carlos Gomez told LAist that the incident occurred at 6:52 a.m., and the man was transported to a county hospital. He said it's not clear what the extent of the man's injuries are right now, however, reporter Amber Lee of CBS 2 tweeted that police said the man has serious injuries.
Gomez said there are no reports of any car crashes involving the jumper, but they're investigating.
Currently, all the the southbound lanes on the 5 Freeway are closed. Gomez said he believes the lanes are closed around Verdugo.
Update 9:30 a.m.: Burbank Police Sgt. Jeff Lamoureaux told LAist that the man died at the hospital.
All the southbound lanes on the 5 Freeway have reopened.
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