This is the first entry in a two-part series.
Thursday, May 1, 2008 | By the numbers, case No. 07-02619 was the 233rd person to commit suicide from the San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge.
On a cool, misty early morning last fall, she stopped her vehicle in the westbound lanes, opened the door and went to the bridge’s northern edge. She leaped over the 34-inch railing without hesitation, according to a witness who called 911 on his cell phone.
The woman, a Navy sailor, hit the San Diego Bay at a speed faster than cars are supposed to go on the bridge.