A woman was either trying to kill herself or was testing her ability to dodge moving vehicles on a Valley highway this morning. Either way, she failed -- she was hit by a tractor-trailer and lived.
According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, the woman pulled her car to the side of I-17 near the Carefree Highway just before 7:30 a.m. today. She got out of the car and darted in front of an oncoming tractor-trailer.
The semi hit the woman, knocking her to the ground.
Meanwhile, DPS spokesman Robert Bailey tells New Times, an off-duty police officer was driving by and saw what happened. The cop tried to help the woman, but she wasn't having it.
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As the officer tried to get the woman off the ground and away from the road, she jumped to her feet and ran into oncoming traffic -- again. The vehicles, luckily, managed to avoid hitting her.
The woman then walked to the center lane of the highway and laid down -- in front of another oncoming truck, which managed to stop before plowing over the her.
Bailey says the woman suffered several broken bones, but is in non-life-threatening condition and is expected to live.