DPS: Woman jumps out of van on Interstate 10, causes big delays

PHOENIX - Authorities say a woman jumped out of a moving vehicle Tuesday morning on Interstate 10 while being transported to a behavioral health facility.

According to the Bart Graves with the Arizona Department of Public Safety, the incident happened around 7:30 a.m. on eastbound Interstate 10 at 63rd Avenue.

The 38-year-old woman opened the door and jumped out of the van, causing a massive head injury, Graves said.

She was transported to St. Joseph's Hospital and is listed in critical condition, he said.

The patient was on her way to a Scottsdale facility.

Air15 video showed traffic backed up around 8 a.m. to at least the Loop 101.

The HOV lane and two left lanes were blocked.

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