CHP: Man Jumps From I-5 Overpass In Mountain Gate

Traffic came to a stop on Northbound Interstate Five north of Redding Monday morning after a man jumped or fell from an overpass. At 7:45AM the man was lying in the slow lane beneath the Fawndale Road overcrossing, apparently unable to move due to injuries suffered in the fall. Fortunately, the driver of a big rig saw the man in time and he stopped his tractor-trailer just behind him, safely blocking him from approaching traffic. The CHP closed the northbound lanes for a short time until the man could be loaded in an ambulance for transport to a hospital.