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Woman jumped or fell onto Interstate 35 in Fort Worth, authorities say

MedStar responded Wednesday evening to a man who was assaulted near a homeless shelter.
MedStar responded Wednesday evening to a man who was assaulted near a homeless shelter. Star-Telegram archives

A woman who police say either jumped or fell onto northbound Interstate 35W near Allen Avenue was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries, according to MedStar.

The woman, whom authorities did not identify, was the subject of a call police received shortly after 3 a.m. Tuesday. The caller reported that a vehicle had struck a body lying in the right lane of the freeway.

However, police spokesman Todd Wadlington said the woman was not hit by a vehicle.

She was transported to the hospital by ambulance, said MedStar spokeswoman Macara Trusty.

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