Man Survives Jump Out Of Moving Greyhound Bus On I-40 Near Sallisaw
SALLISAW, Oklahoma - Editor's note: The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said the man kicked out a window on the bus before he jumped. Greyhound told NewsOn6.com the man opened an emergency exit window, then jumped. The company also corrected the number of passengers on the bus.
A passenger on a Greyhound bus traveling on I-40 opened an emergency exit window and jumped out early Thursday morning.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says the incident occurred at 3:45 a.m. while the bus was traveling through Sequoyah County, just east of Sallisaw.
Troopers identify the man as Angelo Marlow, 43, of North Las Vegas, Nevada. They say the bus was traveling 68 miles per hour when he jumped.
Greyhound says the driver immediately reduced speed when he heard the commotion coming back in the bus.
The OHP says Marlow became agitated and called 911 claiming he'd been kidnapped. He then opened the window and jumped.
Marlow is in a Fort Smith, Arkansas hospital listed in good condition with trunk and leg injuries.
There were 38 other passengers on the bus at the time and none of them were injured.
Greyhound says the bus was traveling from Phoenix, Arizona to Memphis, Tennessee and was delayed 90 minutes at the scene before proceeding on to Memphis.