Woman suffers 'significant limb injuries' after stepping out into traffic on bridge

The McCullough Bridge (SBG file)

NORTH BEND, Ore. -- Police say a woman intentionally stepped into traffic and was struck by a vehicle, hospitalizing her and causing a temporary closure of the McCullough Bridge in North Bend Wednesday night.

Around 9 p.m., the North Bend Police Department received multiple 911 emergency calls regarding a possible suicidal woman on the bridge.

North Bend officers and Oregon State Police responded along with members from the North Bend Fire Department and Bay Cities Ambulance Emergency Medical First Responders, who worked together to provide care for the injured woman located upon arriving on the bridge.

She was identified as a 58-year-old woman from Coos Bay.

Witnesses indicated that she was a pedestrian on the bridge and intentionally stepped into traffic, police said, and she was subsequently struck by a semi-truck.

Bay Cities Ambulance transported her to Bay Area Hospital "with significant limb injuries," the report said.

The bridge was closed for about an hour.

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