Woman airlifted after jumping from freeway overpass: Nilma
Baw Baw News By William PJ Kulich // 20:31, Monday 3 June 2013
A 28-year-old Berwick woman was airlifted to The Alfred Hospital on Saturday with life-threatening injuries after jumping from the Nilma Princes Freeway overpass.
A Victoria Police spokesperson told The Warragul Citizen passersby treated the woman before she was taken to hospital.
“It is believed the female has driven from a home address in Berwick and left her car on the freeway ramp,” the spokesperson said.
“The female appears to have then walked onto the overpass bridge, climbed a railing and jumped from the bridge, landing in the emergency lane of the freeway approximately 10 metres below.
“The female was initially treated by other road users who arrived on the scene prior to ambulance arrival.”
The spokesperson said the incident occurred just after 3pm and that there were no suspicious circumstances around the incident.
East-bound lanes of the freeway were diverted for one hour as a result of the incident.
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