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Women recover after jump from icy overpass

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To avoid getting hit by a car sliding on ice, three women jumped over this overpass guardrail, falling 30 to 40 feet to the ground. To avoid getting hit by a car sliding on ice, three women jumped over this overpass guardrail, falling 30 to 40 feet to the ground.
Greer Joyner suffered a punctured lung, broken pelvis, and other injuries. Greer Joyner suffered a punctured lung, broken pelvis, and other injuries.
Pam Davis broke her back, wrist, arm, and ribs in the jump. Pam Davis broke her back, wrist, arm, and ribs in the jump.
MEMPHIS, TN -

(WMC-TV) - Three Memphis women had a frightful weekend on the icy roads. Pamela Byrd Davis, 47, was driving home late Saturday night when she became involved in a multi-car pileup on the Walnut Grove Road-Humphreys Boulevard overpass.

Davis, who was Miss Memphis 1988, was driving home Saturday evening when her car spun on the ice. When she came to a stop, she got out of her car to take a look at the damage. At that point, 19-year-old Raven Watson and 20-year-old Greer Joyner also stopped to help.

That is when friends say an eighth car began sliding toward the three women on the ice. To avoid getting hit, they jumped the overpass guardrail, falling 30 to 40 feet to the ground.

"Thinking that this car is headed toward them, that they decided to actually jump or get hit by this car," said friend Debbie Demirorz. "They thought they were going to land on the other side and just touch the ground like they did when they were jumping over."

Davis broke her back, wrist, arm, and ribs in the jump. Joyner suffered a punctured lung, broken pelvis, and other injuries. They are both in the Intensive Care Unit at The MED. Watson was released from the hospital.

"She had an angel following her that's for sure," said Demirorz.

Friends say both Pam Davis and Greer Joyner are expected to recover but it is going to take some time.

A fund has been set up for Pam Davis through Wings Financial Credit Union.

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