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

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.

Thursday, 27th October 2016, 12:39 pm
Updated Monday, 31st October 2016, 8:42 am
The damaged vehicle in Attercliffe. Pic: Mike Smith

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

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

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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.

His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

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

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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Debris in the road from the collision. Pic: Mike Smith

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The bridge the man is believed to have jumped from on to President Way. Pic: Google Maps
The car on the pavement at the top of the road. Pic: Mike Smith
Debris in the road from the collision. Pic: Mike Smith