A 37-year-old man was critically injured Thursday afternoon after he jumped off a Bedford freeway bridge onto a road construction site, Bedford police said.
The man, whom authorities did not identify, was being flown by helicopter ambulance to a local hospital.
The incident occurred shortly after 1 p.m. Thursday at Murphy Drive and Texas 121.
Witnesses told police that they saw the man walk onto the Murphy Drive/Westpark Way bridge, jump off and fall about 29 feet onto a highway construction site on Texas 183.
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“Because that area was under construction, he wasn’t hit by vehicles,” Bedford police Lt. David Smith said Thursday.
Police did not have an estimate of how far the man fell.