UPDATE: Man injured jumping 30ft off bridge trying to escape arrest after Sheffield police chase

The damaged vehicle in Attercliffe. Pic: Mike Smith
The damaged vehicle in Attercliffe. Pic: Mike Smith

A man has been injured by jumping 30ft off a bridge in Sheffield in a bid to escape arrest after crashing a Jeep into a wall during a police chase.

The incident happened shortly after 10.30am this morning on Carwood Road in Attercliffe.

The bridge the man is believed to have jumped from on to President Way. Pic: Google Maps

The bridge the man is believed to have jumped from on to President Way. Pic: Google Maps

The 25-year-old man had failed to stop for police on Moonshine Lane around five minutes earlier - leading to a chase via Herries Road.

The car crashed into a bridge wall on Carwood Road - with the driver getting out, scaling the wall and jumping over 30ft on to President Way below.

A spokeswoman for South Yorkshire Police said the man had injured himself in the escape attempt and was arrested for failing to stop for officers.

The man has been taken to the Northern General Hospital by police officers.

The car on the pavement at the top of the road. Pic: Mike Smith

The car on the pavement at the top of the road. Pic: Mike Smith

His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Witness Mike Smith said police had been chasing the man, who was driving a Jeep Grand Cherokee when it hit a bollard in the middle of Carwood Road before crashing into the bridge wall.

He said the road was closed off by police while the incident was dealt with.

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