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Woman Survives Jump From 101 Freeway Overpass [UPDATED]

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A female estimated to be about 50 years old survived a jump from the Fountain Avenue overpass onto the northbound Hollywood (101) Freeway this morning, reports City News Service.

The California Highway Patrol were notified of the jump just after 10:30 this morning, and when they arrived on scene, found the unidentified woman still alive. After being transported by paramedics to a local hospital, the woman is still alive, and is expected to survive her injuries, an officer with the Los Angeles Police Department's Hollywood Station confirms.

The LAPD are investigating the incident.

UPDATE 3:55 PM: The woman's age has been confirmed as 51, notes CNS. Additionally, the LAPD's Karen Rayner told CNS the unidentified woman remains hospitalized in critical condition. "Right now we have to wait and see if she will survive,'' Rayner said. "If she does, she will at least be placed on a 72-hour psychiatric hold to evaluate her mental condition. But there's no criminal charge pending in this case.''