Police are investigating whether foul play was involved in an incident that left a homeless man lying seriously injured on a freeway on-ramp.
A passing motorist called police after seeing the man — whose identity had not been verified by police — lying in the narrow shoulder of the entrance ramp from southbound Interstate 35W to eastbound Interstate 30 near the Cypress Street bridge, said Fort Worth police Sgt. Weldon Norman.
He said that while police had not found any witnesses, they had located someone who overheard a threat being made to the man.
“We’re still piecing stuff together right now,” Weldon said.
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He said the man may have fallen or jumped or been struck by a passing car.
Police said that if the man was pushed, or if he fell or jumped, he likely would have been standing on a walkway parallel to the on-ramp that passes under the bridge. That would have made the fall about 15 to 20 feet.
The man was taken to John Peter Smith Hospital. His condition could not be obtained late Monday because police hadn't released his name.