Woman jumps from car on I-405 in Kirkland

A woman jumped from a moving car on Interstate 405 in Kirkland this morning, according to the Washington State Patrol.

The woman was transported to Harborview Medical Center at around 9:30 a.m. with minor injuries from the impact of hitting the pavement.

Trooper Julie Judson said she was riding in a blue chevy going northbound, just south of the Northeast 85th Street exit, when she intentionally jumped out of the passenger side, witnesses said.

A semi-truck driver had to slam on his brakes to avoid hitting her.

“Luckily, all other traffic was able to stop,” Judson said.

Judson said there will be an investigation as to why the woman jumped. She also said it is unknown whether it was a suicide attempt “but it is possible.”


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