A WOMAN threw herself from a motorway bridge following marital difficulties, an inquest heard.
Motorists in queuing traffic saw Pamela Mort climb over the edge of the bridge spanning the M62 between junction 26 and 27 near Gomersal in July.
Mrs Mort, 46, of Walkley Lane, Heckmondwike, died of multiple traumatic injuries.
Mr Wolfgang Rice, of Lancashire, told the Huddersfield inquest he was driving east at about 10.30am when he saw somebody climb over the bridge parapet above the west-bound carriageway.
His traffic was moving slowly, but westbound vehicles were flowing freely.
Mr Rice said he shouted up to the woman on the bridge through his open window as he approached.
But she stepped forward and crashed to the ground, among the fast-moving traffic.
"I cannot say what she made contact with. I could only hear a bang," he said.
Pc Michael Miles went to the scene.
He said Mrs Mort was hit by a car which was then in collision with another.
The cars were doing 50mph to 70mph and the drivers would not have been able to avoid her.
Pathologist Beverley Cadman said Mrs Mort had therapeutic levels of Dothiepin and Diazepam anti-depressants in her bloodstream, but died of multiple injuries.
Christopher Bonatoft, clinical nurse manager at Dewsbury District Hospital, said a psychiatrist saw Mrs Mort six days before her death.
She had reported relationship difficulties and expressed hopelessness. There were no suggestions of self-harm.
Coroner Roger Whittaker recorded that Mrs Mort killed herself.