Omaha police say a woman fell off an Interstate 480 bridge following a traffic accident.

The woman, 28, crashed into a guardrail on the overpass just south of Vinton Street about 4:10 p.m. Tuesday.

She got out of the vehicle and ran from the crash scene, emergency dispatchers said.

The woman appeared to be intoxicated, said Officer James Shade, a police spokesman.

Though police were called to investigate a possibly suicidal person, Shade said, the woman made no suicidal statements.

She was taken to the Nebraska Medical Center in critical condition.

Rescue workers said she had injuries to her wrist, hip and head. She was awake and talking on the way to the hospital.

Shade said northbound traffic on I-480 was diverted for a short time due to the accident.

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