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Woman jumps from burning Jeep on I-95, police say

Witnesses say vehicle traveling about 35 mph when she jumped
Charred Jeep on side of I-95 in West Palm Beach, May 13, 2024
Posted at 10:53 PM, May 14, 2024
and last updated 2024-05-15 09:25:36-04

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A woman is recovering after jumping out of her vehicle that was engulfed in flames on Monday, West Palm Beach police said.

Witnesses told officers that the Jeep was traveling about 35 mph in the northbound lanes of Interstate 95 between Forest Hill Boulevard and Southern Boulevard when it caught fire. She was said to have rolled into the inside lane.

Police said the Jeep crashed into a cement barrier and burst into flames.

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Several good Samaritans stopped to help the woman, believing she was still in the Jeep.

West Palm Beach police spokesman Mike Jachles told WPTV that the woman was alert and awake when officers responded, but she was taken to a hospital to be treated for her injuries.

The cause of the fire is currently unknown.