Jump! Motorists scream at bridge woman

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The Independent US

A woman jumped from a 160ft (48m) high bridge after authorities closed a busy interstate because passing motorists were yelling at her to leap.

The 28-year-old woman, whose name was not released, was rescued and taken to a hospital, where she was in critical condition.

She leaped from an interstate bridge over Seattle's Ship Canal after what the Assistant Police Chief John Diaz called "a very disturbing trend". He said: "We had motorists, truckers, people in a Metro bus, screaming at her to jump."

Rush-hour traffic through Seattle had been stalled for three hours as police tried to talk the woman down.