Passenger injured after exiting car on Bay Bridge 

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  • Cindy Chew/2006 S.F. Examiner file photo
  • A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle on the western span of the Bay Bridge on Sunday morning, according to the CHP.
A man who exited a vehicle traveling at highway speed on the Bay Bridge on Sunday morning was struck by an oncoming car and hospitalized with injuries that were not life-threatening, according to the California Highway Patrol.

About 10:10 a.m., a passenger in a vehicle going with the flow of traffic westbound on Interstate 80 at the incline of the eastern span “jumped from the car, fell to the roadway, and then another vehicle that was traveling behind them tried to avoid him but unfortunately hit him,” California Highway Patrol Officer Mike Ferguson told The San Francisco Examiner.

The victim suffered lacerations and some internal injuries and was transported to a local hospital, Ferguson said. He was in stable condition in the intensive care unit, Ferguson said.

Both vehicles pulled over on the shoulder of the highway. The driver of the van that hit the victim does not face any charges. Officers are continuing the investigation and would not comment on what may have led the passenger to exit the vehicle.

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Jessica Kwong

Jessica Kwong

Jessica Kwong covers transportation, housing, and ethnic communities, among other topics, for the San Francisco Examiner. She covered City Hall as a fellow for the San Francisco Chronicle, night cops and courts for the San Antonio Express-News, general news for Spanish-language newspapers La Opinión and El Mensajero,... more
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