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Bellingham, Washington – Woman Injured after Jumping Off Overpass, Possible Head Injuries

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Posted on May 7, 2019

Bellingham, Washington (May 6, 2019) – A woman reportedly jumped off the freeway at on-ramp to Interstate 5 from East Sunset Drive and suffered a leg injury as well as possible head injuries. She was later taken to the hospital by responding firefighters.

According to a Washington State Patrol Trooper, the woman had been attempting to commit suicide. She had apparently jumped from the overpass and landed on the shoulder of the on-ramp. The ramp and freeway was closed after the accident, though the ramp was also closed due to a minor collision unrelated to the suicide attempt.

About Injuries

We offer our sympathies and compassion for the victim. Head injuries are a major cause of alarm, especially since there is a possibility that the brain is put in danger. When the brain is injured, the performance of the whole body can be affected. This can mean that parts of the body are simply weakened, or in other cases can affect speech and cognitive abilities. No matter the intensity, brain injuries can be very debilitating and can cause many inconveniences in everyday life. Traumatic brain injuries in particular can have severe effects on the body. Traumatic brain injuries can include concussions, which are hard blows dealt to the head, and contusions, where bruises form in the brain and may cause bleeding. Depending on where the injury is located, different parts of the body will be affected.

There are a number of accidents which can lead to traumatic brain injuries. Some of the most common causes are motor vehicle accidents, and similar to this case, falls. Victims may suffer physical symptoms such as migraines, seizures, convulsions, or speech/cognitive problems like slurred speech, memory loss, and irritability. However, brain injuries are not always readily apparent. If you have come from an accident which has dealt an injury to your head, do not hesitate to have yourself checked out for brain injuries.

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