Man seriously injured after falling off Johnson Street Bridge
Published Sunday, October 20, 2019 1:16PM PDT
The Johnson Street Bridge is seen in this file photo from February 2019.
VANCOUVER - A man is in hospital with serious injuries after falling off the Johnson Street Bridge in Victoria Saturday night, according to police.
The incident happened around 11:40 p.m. A large police presence shut down the bridge for several hours, with ambulance and fire crews also responding.
On Sunday, Victoria police confirmed that a man had leaned on the railing and fallen to the ground below.
The man suffered serious, but non-life-threatening injuries, according to Victoria police spokesperson Const. Matt Rutherford.
"Incidents like this serve as a good opportunity to remind people to be safe, be aware and take caution while crossing the bridge," Rutherford said.