[Courtesy of BlackMediaScoop]
A 22-year-old man made two failed attempts to take his own life on an Interstate in southwestern Pennsylvania on his way to work Tuesday morning.
Police said that in a span of about 30 minutes, the unnamed Washington County resident jumped out of a moving car and then stepped out in front of a truck, but survived both times and was later hospitalized.
Investigators said that the first incident took place at around 7:45am, when the 22-year-old jumped out of a car that was driving him to work in Canonsburg, about 15 miles south of Pittsburgh.
About a half hour later, police said the man made a second attempt to end his life when he climbed over a guide rail onto the southbound shoulder at South Central Avenue Bridge, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported.
The 22-year-old stepped then into the path of an oncoming tractor-trailer, which tried to avoid hitting the man but knocked him out of his shoes. Troopers from the Washington barracks said the man jumped up, grabbed his footwear, slid down a hillside and processed to work as if nothing happened.
He was later found at his job nearby and was taken to Canonsburg Hospital, then flown to a Pittsburgh hospital for further treatment.
Troopers who investigated the incident were unavailable for comment Wednesday regarding what drove the man to suicide in the first place.
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