Woman Falls 40 Feet from Bridge over Dry Portion of Pacoima Wash in Sylmar

SYLMAR (CNS) - A 46-year-old woman was seriously injured today after falling from a bridge into a dry portion of the Pacoima Wash, and witnesses say she jumped.

The woman fell 40 feet from the bridge in the 12400 block of West Tibbetts Street in Sylmar about 2:40 p.m., according to Nicholas Prange of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

Firefighters retrieved her using a litter-basket.

The woman was conscious while paramedics took her to a trauma center, Prange said.

Her condition was considered to be serious, he said.

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