18-year-old girl dies after plunging from bridge over a motorway and getting hit multiple times by oncoming traffic
Jamie-Leigh Hudson, 18, who fell from the bridge over M1 at Junction 40 near Ossett, was hit by vehicles on the southbound carriageway and died on the spot
A teenager fell from a bridge over the M1 and was killed after being hit by multiple vehicles in oncoming traffic.
On December 28, Friday night at 7:15 pm, emergency services responded to the scene at Junction 40 near Ossett, West Yorkshire, where 18-year-old Jamie-Leigh Hudson had fallen from the bridge. Several vehicles riding the southbound highway couldn't help but hit the young woman after she fell from the bridge. She was confirmed to be dead at the scene by paramedics, Daily Mail reports.
While law enforcement has spoken to a number of witnesses at the scene, authorities are soliciting assistance in their ongoing inquiries from anyone who saw what happened that night or knows any details related to the incident. Police had to close the north and southbound carriageways of the motorway on Friday night. However, they lifted all road closures the next day.
Meanwhile, it is yet to be understood what circumstances led to the young woman's fall. West Yorkshire Police Force Command Hub expressed their solidarity in a tweet early Saturday morning.
"Yesterday was a tough/emotional day for not only the officers involved but also ourselves in FCH," they wrote. "#Team2 #Team5 #Team3 witnessed devastating scenes and watched on as our offices were professional to the very end. We are one family and support each other always."
They tweeted again on Saturday afternoon and said: "Yesterday was a difficult day dealing with 2 incidents where lives were lost. We want to take this time to send our deepest sympathy to both families."
Close friends and family expressed their condolences on Facebook.
Friend Katie Bate wrote: "No words can describe how I feel right now my best friend man. Rest in peace babe I love ya lots never [known] someone like [you]. I will truly miss you we had so much I just [can't] believe it's you babe I'm so sorry."
Liam Ellis said: "So so sad to hear you was such a bubbly and friendly girl we had many good memories together my thoughts go out to your family."
Katie Olivia Lees added: "Rest in peace my gorgeous best friend! No one will make my day like you did! Thoughts go out to all family and friend!"
Anyone who witnessed this incident is urged to call Wakefield District CID via 101, quoting log 1619 of 28/12.