A passenger in a New Jersey car crash fled down a steep embankment and into a swamp, police said, and a police officer was injured as he chased her.
Loraine Niocolosi, 36, of Brick, was charged with obstruction. It's not clear why she fled.
She was a passenger in a car that crashed into the front of a ShopRite in Toms River, police said. The driver was wearing a medical boot that made it difficult for him to drive the car and he lost control.
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Niocolosi jumped out of the car and ran, Toms River police said. An officer pursued her on foot and they both tumbled down a steep embankment.
The officer landed on a sharp object and needed more than 25 stitches, police said.
She then jumped into the water, swam in a river and ran through a swampy area, according to police.
Officers on a rescue boat eventually captured her.
It wasn't immediately known whether Niocolosi had an attorney.