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Teenager injured after jumping from Uber ride on Interstate 8 in Mission Valley

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Posted at 6:09 PM, Dec 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-04 21:17:34-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — A teenager was injured after jumping from an Uber driver's vehicle on Interstate 8 in Mission Valley late Tuesday.

The 13-year-old boy, who's from Yucalan, Mexico, was traveling on westbound Interstate 8 in an Uber ordered by his father at about 9:20 p.m., according to San Diego CHP officials.

Due to a language barrier with the Uber driver, the teenager decided to jump from the vehicle on the transition ramp to northbound State route 163, CHP officials said.

The teen was taken to Rady Children's Hospital with minor injuries, according to San Diego Police.

Based on the statements taken by officers, CHP said they are not pursuing the incident as a criminal matter at this time.