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Man injured jumping off bridge onto I-70 after fleeing police

A man was critically injured early Saturday when he jumped off a bridge on to Interstate 70 while trying to evade police.

Kansas City police said the man appeared to have been trying to avoid a DUI checkpoint at the corner of Sixth Street and Prospect Avenue when he turned around his pickup truck and fled.

A brief chase ensued before the man crashed his vehicle into a barrier on Charlotte Street and evaded police on foot before jumping off a bridge onto I-70.

The incident occurred around 2:30 a.m. Police did not release the man's name.

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