Woman Jumps From Bridge: Woman Survives Jump from Oregon Bridge (+Video)

January 10, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

A woman jumped from a bridge in Oregon after she was in a police chase. After the bridge jump, the woman was hospitalized for minor injuries.

“While the officer was waiting for the vehicle to come to a stop,” said the city of Troutdale. “The officer checked the registration and found the vehicle to be stolen.”

The woman then sped off and got in a police pursuit.

TROUTDALE, Ore. (AP) — Police will tell you the “jump in the river” escape hardly ever works — and that proved true for a young woman driving a stolen car in the east Portland suburb of Troutdale.

Troutdale police spokesperson Carey Kaer says an officer who tried to stop a Ford Taurus on Wednesday for a minor traffic violation checked the car’s registration and found out it was stolen.

The car didn’t stop but sped off with officers in pursuit.

At the Stark Street Bridge over the Sandy River, the driver got out of the moving car and jumped into the water.

Kaer says 26-year-old Rebecca Humphries was eventually pulled from the river and taken to a hospital with minor injuries. Police said she was cited for investigation for numerous traffic crimes.