PA police officer thrown over guard rail after stopping to help motorist

A Pennsylvania police Sergeant was injured when she was thrown over a guard rail and down a steep embankment.

Sgt. Melissa Ruch had stopped her patrol car to assist a stranded motorist. Instead, Sgt. Ruch was attacked and thrown over a nearby guard rail. She landed down a steep embankment and was severely injured. Sgt. Ruch was airlifted to a nearby hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

A manhunt is currently underway in search of the suspect. 

More details can be found HERE