A man in his 40’s was critically injured Tuesday morning after he opened an emergency window and jumped from a moving King County Metro Transit van alongside I-5.
The Access van, which was in the center lane, was traveling north near South 200th Street, carrying four people to an adult day center, at 8:30 a.m., according to Metro.
The driver noticed that the man unfastened his seat belt, so she immediately moved toward the shoulder, said Trooper Julie Judson of the Washington State Patrol.
The driver — who knew the man had jumped out a van window before — managed to slow to about 35 mph and reach the shoulder, by the time the man crawled over another passenger and jumped head-first out the window.
The man landed on pavement.