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Man Injured After Woman Jumping From Hotel Lands On Him

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A man was injured today when a woman jumped to her death from a hotel and landed on him.

The woman leapt from the Crowne Plaza Los Angeles Airport on the 5900 block of West Century Boulevard around 8:20 a.m., Friday morning, and landed on top of a man who was walking by. The woman died upon impact and the man was listed in critical condition. It was unclear what floor the woman jumped from, and LAPD spokesman Aareon Jefferson told City News Service that the case was being treated as a possible suicide.

The L.A. Times says a similar incident took place in 2001 after man who allegedly killed his wife shot himself and jumped from a connector on the Century Freeway. Osmin Ernesto Bonilla fell 80 feet and landed on top of a car on the Harbor Freeway. The driver later died.

If someone you know exhibits warning signs of suicide: do not leave the person alone, remove any firearms, alcohol, drugs or sharp objects that could be used in a suicide attempt, and call the U.S. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) or take the person to an emergency room or seek help from a medical or mental health professional.