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Teen Jumps From Poteau Bridge Into Oncoming Traffic

POTEAU, Okla. (KFSM) — Crews landed a helicopter on Highway 112 in Poteau after a teenager jumped off of a bridge into oncoming traffic on Friday (Dec. 27). Acc...

POTEAU, Okla. (KFSM) — Crews landed a helicopter on Highway 112 in Poteau after a teenager jumped off of a bridge into oncoming traffic on Friday (Dec. 27).

According to LeFlore County Sheriff's Office, traffic was blocked as crews gave aide to the 13-year-old girl from Poteau.

Teen Jumps From Poteau Bridge Into Oncoming Traffic

First responders were trying to get to the teen, but she jumped before they were able to. She was immediately hit by a 2017 Dodge Durango driving in the southbound lane.

The helicopter landed on the highway just before 3:30 p.m. Friday.

The incident happened at the intersection of Highway 59 and Highway 112 near Walmart in Poteau.

Teen Jumps From Poteau Bridge Into Oncoming Traffic

The teen was life-flighted to St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa. According to police, officers noted injuries to the lower extremities and multiple cuts and abrasions. They do not have a full assessment of injuries she sustained at this time or her current condition.

Stay with 5NEWS for updates on this developing story.