Posted 8am Monday
Northbound Highway 101 was closed Monday morning after a woman jumped off a Novato overpass Monday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.The woman's body struck two vehicles after she landed on the highway in the area just before the Novato Narrows, according to CHP spokesman Andrew Barclay.
One of the two drivers suffered minor injuries and was taken to a hospital, Barclay said.
Although CHP officials initially said Highway 101 was shut down in both directions, only the northbound lanes of the highway were closed. Traffic was diverted onto Atherton Avenue, then back onto northbound Highway 101, Barclay said. The northbound lanes of the highway reopened around 10:05 a.m., according to the CHP.
There is a sidewalk two feet below the Atherton Avenue roadway and a 3- to 4-foot railing on the overpass. There is no ledge on the other side of the railing, he said.
-Bay City News