Man flown to hospital after jumping into traffic |

Man flown to hospital after jumping into traffic

A Grass Valley pedestrian who reportedly “launched” himself into traffic on the 13000 block of Highway 49 this afternoon has been flown to Sutter Roseville Hospital by helicopter after sustaining serious injuries, according to the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office.

The man, reportedly in his 40s, apparently walked directly into traffic on the highway after speaking with his daughter, a housekeeper at the Golden Chain Resort Motel, according to witness reports.

The sheriff’s office reported that two cars swerved to avoid striking the man, before he “jumped” in front of a third oncoming vehicle, which had also slowed and attempted to avoid contact.

No further injuries were reported, including the driver of the vehicle that struck the man.

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