Dramatic video shows bridge rescue in Winston-Salem after driver leads deputies on chase, jumps off overpass

Piedmont Triad News

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WGHP) — The Winston-Salem Fire Department tweeted out videos of a bridge rescue early Tuesday morning.

Crews responded after a person went over a bridge on Interstate 40 in Winston-Salem, west of Peters Creek Parkway.

Around 2:00 a.m., deputies tried to stop a silver Mercedes Benz on Interstate 40 westbound. The driver of the Mercedes refused to stop, and a chase began, according to a Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office news release.

The driver continued on I-40 westbound towards Lewisville-Clemmons Road before getting off the highway, getting back on and driving over 100 mph.

Deputies used tire deflation devices to slow the Mercedes down and end the chase.

The Mercedes was disabled. The driver then got out and jumped off an overpass, the release says.

Forsyth County Emergency Services responded and were able to successfully recover the driver and render emergency aid.

The driver was taken to the hospital with multiple serious injuries.

Guns, cash and narcotics were recovered. Those items, along with the vehicle, were seized.

The investigation is ongoing, and multiple charges will be forthcoming.

Anyone with information related to this investigation or any criminal activity should contact the FCSO directly at (336) 727-2112; anonymously text information, photos, and video via Text-A-Tip at 336-920-8477; or anonymously call Crimestoppers at (336) 727-2800 for English or (336) 728-3904 for Spanish.

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