CHP officer pulls 'distraught' teen back from Highway 58 overcrossing

Posted at 11:34 AM, Mar 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-06 14:34:09-05

Bakersfield, CA - A California Highway Patrol officer pulled a "distraught" 14-year-old girl back from an over crossing over Highway 58 on Friday after it appeared she was going to jump.

Officer Marshall Miller, among several officers called to the scene at 12:05 p.m., saw the teen standing outside the railing of the Fairfax Road over crossing, looking down at the traffic below, officers said. 

At 12:26 p.m., after several minutes of talking with the teen and watching her rock forward and peer down at the traffic lanes, Miller saw an opening, officers said. He quickly lunged toward her, wrapped his arms around her and pulled her back over the railing.

The teen was released to the Kern County Mental Health Evaluation Team for treatment.