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Wrong-Way Driver Threatens To Jump After Crashing Into Cars On Bridge

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Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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A man who was driving the wrong way on a San Pedro bridge today crashed into several cars before threatening to jump off of the bridge.

The crash took place around 11:30 a.m. on the Vincent Thomas Bridge, and it left at least two people injured, City News Service reports. They were taken to a hospital to be treated, though it's not clear what is the extent of their injuries.

After the crash, the man threatened to jump off the bridge, and authorities tried to talk him down from it. Then "a passerby grabbed him and pulled him down," LAPD Officer Ricardo Hernandez told City News Service.

Authorities took the man to a hospital to be treated and observed. It's not clear yet what was the driver's motive behind the crash.

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CHP are investigating the incident.

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