Police: Woman jumps 30 feet off ramp to flee police, attempts to crawl away

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PITTSBURGH - Etna police said a 35-year-old woman was hurt when she jumped off a ramp in an effort to run from officers early Thursday morning.

Investigators said Nicole Gainey, of Gibsonia, was taken to an area hospital with two broken ankles and a possibly broken femur.

According to investigators, police tried to pull Gainey over on Route 8 in Etna around 1 a.m.  Officers said she pulled her car into a nearby parking lot, but when they began to approach the car, she sped away.

Police said the responding Etna and Shaler officers chased Gainey, but eventually lost her. A short while later, an Etna officer responded to a crash at the Highland Park Bridge off ramp.

The officer said he saw Gainey get out of the truck and jump 30 feet to the street below. The officer said even after suffering several injuries from the jump, Gainey still tried crawling away.

Gainey is facing several charges including fleeing and eluding. She may also be charged with DUI pending the results of a blood test.

Police said they were originally attempting to pull Gainey over because she was driving erratically with a suspended license plate.