Man Jumps From I-88 Overpass

Man Jumps From I-88 Overpass,

Blocking Traffic For 45 Minutes

ONEONTA – A 24-year-old man was airlifted to Wilson Hospital in Johnson City after jumping off the Exit 16 overpass onto I-88 last night.

The victim was airlifted by Lifenet to Wilson Hospital, where he is being treated for internal injuries.

I-88 was closed for approximately 45 minutes following the incident at 8:15 p.m., which State Police believe to be an attempted suicide.

If you are considering suicide, please call

The National Suicide Hotline, 1-800-273-8255


7 thoughts on “Man Jumps From I-88 Overpass

  1. Kathleen Feeney

    Who cares how long traffic was delayed? Let’s talk about resources for Mental Health or Suicide Prevention. This is a human life. Please visit http://www.afsp.org for resources.

  2. Anonymous

    The Mobile Crisis Assessment Team is a local crisis line for Chenango, Otsego, Delaware, and Schoharie Counties. 1-844-732-6328
    They provide over the phone and face to face assessments, crisis deescalation, and linkage to services in the home and community.

  3. Anonymous

    IT is sad when people have to go this far. Maybe they are afraid to get help do not know where to turn. Please try to seek help it is out there reach out before its to late. You all matter to someone parents love you and so do friends please seek help.

  4. Dawn

    Mental health is real illness and in my opinion not enough resources to treat the problem.
    Ellis hospital has the only crisis center in the area. Our entire region there is Limited psych beds. Albany medical only accepts people from their County.
    Resources are even more limited for teens
    Many local hospital has shut their crisis centers down because of state requirements
    Mobile centers is exceptional for immediate help
    Crisis patients can wait days in an emergency room for an inpatient psych bed
    Our mental health community needs more resources

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