- Associated Press - Thursday, November 6, 2014

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Police in Portland say officers responding to a report of a woman with mental health issues found that she had jumped from a second-story balcony and then ran onto a nearby highway, where she was hit and injured.

Sgt. Pete Simpson says the woman was taken to a Portland hospital early Wednesday for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries and a mental health evaluation.

Simpson says officers spotted the 30-year-old woman on U.S. Highway 26, darting in and out of traffic in an apparent attempt to get hit.

The spokesman says two vehicles were involved in a crash as they tried to avoid hitting her but a third vehicle did strike her.

The drivers were unhurt.



A portion of the freeway was closed for about two hours during the investigation.

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