Man flown to KU Hospital after jumping from car driving across Kansas River bridge

A 22-year-old man was injured early Tuesday after he jumped out of a moving vehicle onto the Massachusetts Street bridge over the Kansas River, Lawrence police said.

Kim Murphree, a police spokeswoman, said the incident occurred about 3 a.m. when the man, Taylor Tesdahl, and female driver were having an argument.

The vehicle was traveling north across the bridge at about 30 mph when Tesdahl jumped.

The man, who apparently suffered a head injury, was taken about 4 a.m. by air ambulance to Kansas University Hospital in Kansas City, Kan., according to Operation 100’s Mike Frizzell, the Journal-World’s reporting partner.