There are multiple news reports this afternoon about an incident that occurred on the Williamsburg Bridge near Pitt Street. Police are saying a 34-year old woman survived a fall from the bridge, shortly before 3 p.m. today. Damien Acevedo sent us these photos of the aftermath. A tipster told the Village Voice, “she fell onto the windshield of an SUV on Pitt Street, right across the street from the fire/police station.”
According to the reports the woman was rushed to Bellevue Hospital, where she is conscious. Another tipster told the Voice, “when I walked by… it looked like the woman had driven her car on the bridge and then jumped — I saw the cops milling around what I assume was her car… They backed it off the bridge.”
We’ll let you know when we hear more about the woman’s condition.
UPDATE 10:25 p.m. The New York Post has more on today’s incident:
Charles Pichardo, 32, a car service driver from Manhattan, said the victim parked her (car) on the roadway above, climbed over the railing and jumped without making a sound — until she landed with a loud crash. “It’s crazy it was so quick. She just jumped from there,” he said, pointing up at roadway above. “She landed right there,” he added pointing at the grey Honda. “She just got out of her car and walked over by the ladder. She stepped one foot over the other and just jumped,” Pichardo said. “There was no noise at all. No honking, no yelling, no nothing.” Mercado and another witness said the parked Honda Ridgeline — registered to an NYPD detective — was directly across from the 7th Precinct, and that cops immediately rushed to aid the 34-year-old victim…
According to the story, the woman, a Queens resident, is “conscious and talking.”