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Woman Fleeing Cops Jumps Off Freeway Overpass and Lives

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A woman who led Costa Mesa police on a chase Monday wound up jumping from a freeway overpass during the pursuit, and surviving the fall.

The 33-year-old unidentified woman driving a pickup truck was being pulled over by authorities for traffic violations at about 10:45 a.m. Monday, according to City News Service. She would not stop for the police, and so they pursued her. The woman was also wanted on an arrest warrant from Los Angeles County on drug-related charges, say authorities.

Following a brief chase, the woman stopped her vehicle on the 405 Freeway and exited the truck. She then jumped from the overpass at Bear Street, but managed to survive the fall.

She was taken to the hospital in critical condition.