Juvenile jumps from bridge onto highway in Southington

Juvenile jumps from bridge onto highway in Southington

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State Department of Transportation camera showing traffic slowdown at exit 30 eastbound on I-84. Traffic camera at exit 31 is temporarily unavailable.

SOUTHINGTON — A juvenile jumped from the West Street overpass onto Interstate 84 on Saturday afternoon, state police said.

The incident occurred on the eastbound side of the highway near exit 31 at about 2:20 p.m. AMR ambulance and state police responded. According to dispatch calls, the juvenile was conscious and breathing after the jump.

The juvenile was taken to Hartford Hospital. According to a state trooper at Troop H in Hartford, the incident is considered an emergency committal.

The emergency response backed up traffic beyond for about 45 minutes. The area is now clear.


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