Woman Survives Jump Off Williamsburg Bridge After Landing on Car

By Tom Liddy on January 10, 2012 3:28pm | Updated on January 10, 2012 4:39pm

Car where a woman who jumped off the Williamsburg Bridge landed, Jan. 10, 2011.
Car where a woman who jumped off the Williamsburg Bridge landed, Jan. 10, 2011.
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MANHATTAN — A woman survived a jump off the Williamsburg Bridge roadway Tuesday, authorities said.

Sources said the 34-year-old woman leaped from the bridge at Delancey and Pitt streets just before 3 p.m.

Aida Mercado, 48, a crossing guard with the Ninth Precinct, said she was standing about 20 feet from the intersection when she saw the body fall toward the ground.

 “I thought it was a rag doll,” she said. “I couldn’t even talk. I was just pointing.”

The woman's body landed on the windshield of a detective's grey Honda Ridgeline, shattering the front passenger side.

“Then I said, 'Oh my God, oh my God,' " Mercado said, adding that she raced to the Seventh Precinct to get help.

Michelle Grant, 40, was across the street when it happened.

“I just stood there. I was just frozen. She was breathing, but wasn’t moving at all,” Grant said.

Fire officials said the woman suffered multiple trauma and was taken to Bellevue Hospital.  She is expected to survive.

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