An unidentified man in his mid-20s landed on the roof of a moving OCTA bus at about 10 a.m. this morning, after trying to kill himself by jumping from the top of a five-story parking garage, next to the northbound 5 Freeway at the 1st/4th street exit, according to the O.C. Register.
The man fell about 100 feet before landing on the OCTA bus. The bus driver heard the impact and he saw a portion of the man’s body, as it had crashed through the roof. The bus driver immediately pulled over the bus, which was empty at the time.
Several firefighters from the O.C. Fire Authority used ladders to climb onto the top of the bus where they deployed a Stokes basket to safely lower the victim to the ground.
First aid was rendered by police officers from the CHP, the SAPD and the Tustin Police Department.
The suicidal man was critically injured but was communicating with the firefighters and paramedics as he was rescued. The man was said to be in a lot of pain.
He was taken to the Orange County Global Medical Center in Santa Ana. His condition has not been updated.