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UPDATE: Woman Jumps Off Overpass

KSAL Staff - September 9, 2013 2:27 pm

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A Salina woman jumps off an overpass onto Interstate 70 in an apparent suicide attempt early Monday afternoon.

According to the Saline County Sheriff’s Office, 43-year-old Amy Caldwell of Salina parked her car near the overpass. She got out, walked onto the deck, and jumped over the rail. She landed about 30 feet below.

A passing truck driver saw her jump, and was able to avoid hitting her on the road.

Caldwell survived the fall, but with critical injuries. She was conscious and speaking with medical personnel at the scene.

Traffic was stopped in both directions to allow a helicopter to land and transport the victim to a Wichita hospital. She had multiple injuries including multiple fractures and a possible head injury.

The overpass is located just east of the Solomon Rest Area on Amos Road, near the Saline / Dickinson County line.

Iggy p Daily

September 10, 2013 at 8:13 am

Want to bet she has no health insurance?

Fuchs Mi

September 10, 2013 at 8:52 am

yup once again the taxpayers will pay for her failure.

Tara Maxey

September 10, 2013 at 9:00 am

not to mention she could have gone through a windshield and taken a life or two with her and not have cared at all

Melissa Godwin

September 10, 2013 at 10:00 am

You people have absolutely no heart. This woman obviously has severe mental issues that need to be addressed. Maybe she didn’t have insurance…so what? She needs all the help & support she can get. I have a daughter that suffers from depression (yes, she has insurance!) and it is an everyday struggle for her. It’s too bad this woman’s family & friends did not recognize the seriousness of her situation before she decided to make the decision to end her life. Unfortunately, people only seem to care when it’s too late. I don’t know this woman or her family, but I hopefully will not be the only one praying for her & her family during this difficult time. There will always be people who only care whether or not she has insurance, but I pray there are more people who care more about her getting the help she desperately needs…

Jodi Smith

September 10, 2013 at 10:22 am

I sure hope that none of the haters posting on here ever have to deal with a death anything like this. Your evil.

Charles Sadler

September 10, 2013 at 11:37 am

damn Iggy you are funny. no compassion or feelings but hey you don’t need them in your world

Jerrica Sterrett

September 10, 2013 at 5:54 pm

Crazy to think wat was going in in this woman’s head… But wtf..y wuld she come all the way to Solomon to do it? She probly passed 20 bridges on the wag here. Also, y jump? Shulda jus drive off. Anyways this is complete stupidity to me. Better luck nxt time

B Koz

September 10, 2013 at 8:14 pm

Melissa….I think there are regulars on here that have mental issues too. You might not HAVE to be a mental case to qualify…but i’m sure it helps. (No need for names….y’all know who they are.)

Frank Robertson

September 10, 2013 at 8:26 pm

Well it looks like she got the attention she wanted. Even if she has the insurance, I’m sure the deductible won’t be paid due to her being off of work for a while. But you tax payers in Kansas will pick up the tab. :) I recall the Schawn’s guy that was killed because of someone jumping off the overpass. If someone really wants to take there own life, for what ever reason, mental issues or not, they should not risk taking someone else’s life when attempting to do so.

Jason Goodwin

September 11, 2013 at 8:11 am

We love u Amy.Hang in there.Our thoughts and prayers r with u.

Jason Goodwin

September 11, 2013 at 8:15 am

She is a close friend of mine. All u people with ur smart ass comments,all though it pisses me off. I hope this never happens to one of ur loved ones. Get a life people.

Linda Swarts

September 11, 2013 at 9:42 am

I have never been able to understand being so depressed you would attempt/take your own life. That does not mean I do not feel badly for those that reach that point in their lives and generally they show no signs of doing this, so it is hard for others to see it coming. My thoughts to all involved in this unfortunate circumstance. However, that being said, If you feel you have reached a point where ending your own life is the only option you can find, then you will do it one way or another, BUT I cannot, will not, do not, condone nor understand why taking/ attempting to take another person/s life along with yours or commit suicide in a way that makes the one finding you have that vision with them forever goes beyond reason. Depression is a deadly illness and many struggle with it.

Red Neck

September 11, 2013 at 10:39 am

Gret Jason then why did you not see this coming? Close friends confide in each other about things going on in their lives. Looks like you dropped the ball here buddy. I agree if she wants to kill herself then do it without endangering innocent people. Sounds like she needs a one way trip to Larnard State Hospital.

Breanna Somers

September 11, 2013 at 4:47 pm

I hope you all know that you are all heartless. You have no right to say these things about her. THIS WOMAN IS MY AUNT. She is my family and I hope you all know how glad I am that she failed. How dare you say “better luck next time”. How dare you! If she succeeded then I would be heartbroken. I hope all of you feel like horrible people for saying that. She tried to kill her self…. does that not mean anything? I’m only 15, I can’t deal with my aunt attempting suicide. Why say this stuff on here when there is a possibility that her family will read this, like me.

Jason Goodwin

September 11, 2013 at 5:52 pm

Well red neck. Those who just want attention talk about suicide. Those who really want to do it,just do it. So i didnt drop the ball on anything. Jaskass

Jason Goodwin

September 11, 2013 at 5:53 pm

Sorry i meant jackass

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