Man jumps from parking garage, crashes through roof of moving OCTA bus on I-5 ramp in Santa Ana

SANTA ANA– A man was seriously hurt Wednesday early morning when he leapt from the top of vehicle parking structure then crashed via the roofing system of a relocating Orange Area Transportation Authority bus.

The event took place regarding 10 a.m. adjacent to the northbound I-5 1st Street/ Fourth Road off-ramp in Santa Ana, claimed The golden state Highway Patrol Police officer Tino Olivera.

The unidentified male in his mid-20s made an apparent self-destruction effort by jumping from the top of a five-story parking garage and also dropping regarding 100 feet, Olivera stated.

Nonetheless, the man landed on the roofing of a moving OCTA bus, he said.

There were no travelers aboard the bus then the vehicle driver quickly pulled over after the effect, said Joel Zlotnik, a representative for OCTA.

The bus was heading north on the off-ramp when the driver listened to a loud thud and also identified a part of the guy’s body that had collapsed through the roof covering, Orange Region Fire Authority Capt. Steve Concialdi claimed.

Several OCFA firefighters utilized ladders to climb up to the top of the bus and set up a Stokes basket to thoroughly lower him to the ground, Concialdi stated.

A CHP captain and officer from Santa Ana along with a Tustin law enforcement agent additionally administered emergency treatment, Olivera said.

The male was seriously hurt yet was speaking with OCFA firefighter/paramedics as he was being rescued, Concialdi said.

“He’s active yet in a lot of discomfort,” included Olivera.

The guy was moved to Orange Region Global Medical Facility in Santa Ana. Information regarding his problem was not promptly offered.

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