Man Jumps Off Howard Frankland To Death On Way To Hospital

SPRING HILL, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida man survived a suicide attempt, then convinced his roommate to drive him to the hospital and jumped off a bridge to his death.

Tampa Police said 47-year-old Michael Medina tried to kill himself at home Friday, but survived and convinced his roommate to drive him to the hospital. Authorities did not describe Medina’s injuries, but said he likely hid them from his roommate, covering them with a towel.

While on their way to the hospital, Medina refused to be taken to the nearest location and insisted on going to a hospital further away in Tampa. Medina began struggling with his roommate, forcing the driver to stop the car abruptly on the Howard Frankland Bridge.

Medina jumped out of the car and into the bay.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Comments

More From CBS Tampa

How To Get Through Airport Security As Quickly As PossibleWith more people flying than ever before, it’s not surprising to see reports of long lines of people waiting in airport security lines...
Fatal Alligators Attacks in Florida Over Past 20 YearsThe body of a 2-year-old Nebraska boy was found Wednesday after he was snatched by an alligator at a...

Listen Live