Woman jumps off M1 bridge

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TRAFFIC ground to a halt on the M1 near Rotherham last night after a woman jumped from a bridge onto the motorway.

A police spokesman said she jumped from the A618 Pleasley Road bridge, between Whiston and Swallownest, just before 6pm and was taken to hospital with leg and head injuries. He said her injuries were not life-threatening.

Two lanes were closed on the northbound carriage between junctions 32 and 33 and there were delays on the southbound carriage stretching back to Meadowhall.