Multiple Disruptions on the Vicksburg River Bridge

Chicot Memorial

VICKSBURG, MS (Ben Caxton) — The Vicksburg I-20 Bridge over the Mississippi was the scene of two incidents that snarled traffic in the last few days. On Saturday a 21-year-old Delhi, Lousiana man was severely injured after jumping off the bridge. Police say he fell about 40 feet and landed feet first on dry land. Firefighters and paramedics treated the man until Northeast Louisiana Ambulance arrived. He was transported to an interstate weigh station and transferred to a helicopter for a flight to the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson for further treatment of his injuries. Yesterday, a mid-day accident caused delays for westbound traffic on the bridge. Reports say traffic was backed up for several miles, and some additional accidents occurred because of the traffic jam.

 


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