Woman falls 60-feet off bridge while taking a selfie



We've seen people do strange and risky things all in the name of taking a great selfie. Do you remember the pair of unlucky gentlemen, both of whom had a goal to take a selfie with a rattlesnake? Almost exactly one month apart from each other, both were bitten and almost lost their lives. On Wednesday, another selfie gone wrong almost led to the death of someone way before her time.

A woman who has yet to be identified, fell 60-feet off the catwalk of the Foresthill Bridge in Auburn, Alabama. She landed on a trail that was underneath the 730-foot tall bridge. Medical personnel airlifted her to Sutter Roseville Medical Center. There is no word on her condition or on the injuries she sustained in the fall. The Sheriff's Office posted on its Facebook page that "This young lady is very lucky to be alive and the consequences could have been worse for her, her friends and her family."

The area where she was taking the selfie is restricted and those caught walking in that location are subject to arrest.The Placer County Sheriff's Office has had to deal with numerous trespassers on the catwalk. In February 2015, it became a popular area with 34 trespassers getting busted in a single day that month.


We'd rather that our readers stay alive instead of taking chances and risking their lives for a selfie. Remember, boring selfies equals a longer life!

Foresthill Bridge where an unidentified woman fell 60-feet while trying to take a selfie

Foresthill Bridge where an unidentified woman fell 60-feet while trying to take a selfie


source: KCRA via NYPost

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33 Comments

1. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3944; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

If she lives, she should count her self lucky and give up taking selfies for good smh.

4. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"and give up takingselfies for good smh." I get you, man... Though it's unlikely she'll give up taking selfies... I mean, people have had car accidents, yet they still drive; people have survived plane turbulence, yet they still fly; people have survided train and bike crashes, yet that still hasn't made them give up riding for good. Just my 2 cents.

11. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3944; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

None of those things you mention are the same as taking a selfie and getting hurt, taking a selfie is more like taking drugs and waiting to get a bad batch, it's an addiction, one of the weird ones like over eating but still one all the same. People who put their life on the line for selfies are addicts in my book, just like people who will do anything to get their next high.

13. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Okay, bruh... I get your point now. Sorry for the inconvenience.

24. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Very well said. Trying to get those million YouTube clicks for cash has killed lots of people in the past 5 years. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_selfie-related_injuries_and_deaths

32. Highside

Posts: 197; Member since: Jan 31, 2017

Natural selection at work.

2. Joms_US

Posts: 200; Member since: Oct 02, 2016

Stupid bridge, demolish it!

6. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"Stupid bridge, demolish it!" It definitely wasn't the bridge's fault... and you know it.

9. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

10. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3092; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

It's very hard for him to comprehend what sarcasm is.

12. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

@Wiencon From Wikipedia: Sarcasm is "a sharp, bitter, or cutting expression or remark; a bitter gibe or taunt" Then, a taunt is a sarcastic remark, gesture, or insult intended to demoralize the recipient, or to anger them and encourage reactionary behaviors without thinking. The phrase "Stupid bridge, demolish it!" in sarcasm will still make no sense, as it's derogatory and insultive to that unfortunate woman who fell off the bridge. So, in order not to take @Joms_US for a jerk, I decided to look his phrase of post #2 in another way than sarcasm.

25. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

21. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

she'll sue that bridge

26. Unordinary unregistered

Dang congrats on living. Be a little careful next time

3. Pabliell

Posts: 179; Member since: Mar 22, 2016

Theory confirmed. Stupid people are lucky as f*ck.

8. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

And some (who forget to charge their phones and blame others for it) are just NASTY. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iygNYWV5dnw

5. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

ooops

7. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Darwin's law of natural selection at work...

14. ViewFromTheTop

Posts: 28; Member since: Sep 08, 2014

Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to work anymore. They (and their alternative facts) are taking over the world, starting with 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

16. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Haha I had to look up that address and you are so right!

28. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

???? You must don't live in the US.

33. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Nope, I am Dutch :)

15. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

I don't understand what's so fun with taking photos or selfies, yeah I'm people who doesn't care if my phone's camera is great or suck.

18. ViewFromTheTop

Posts: 28; Member since: Sep 08, 2014

I actually care about the primary camera, but the front-facing cam should be decent enought for video chats, that's it. :-)

17. Boybawang

Posts: 204; Member since: Jun 02, 2013

One Idiot down. Human race is getting stronger!

19. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1306; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

She survived. Maybe she'll be arrested when the hospital discharges her.

20. tokuzumi

Posts: 1827; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

I can't say I feel bad for her. Hopefully she serves as a warning for others, but it's doubtful.

22. p51d007

Posts: 700; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

Well...Darwin ALMOST wins again.

23. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_selfie-related_injuries_and_deaths This is the second time some fell from a bridge. Someone in Italy fell from a bridge trying to take a selfie. She fell about the same distance to a concrete block. but she died. All I can say is this girl is lucky. Hwoever, if you do something this risky, and something bad happens to you, you deserve. Yet people are still goign to do this and people are going to die. Life already has enough risk. Why ad to it? Risking your life for a pay day. Money is no good if you die before you can collect it!

27. boriqua2000

Posts: 243; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

So how did the selfie come out?

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