Matt D and Delta RNO MD-80.
OK, in all honesty, I don't think you would help her jump guys. Come on. If you were really there and in that situation, I'm sure you, like any human being, would feel at least a bit sorry for her.
And the motorists who encouraged her to jump-
Well I don't think they thought she would take them seriously. Although outrageously inhumane and cruel to encourage her to jump, I believe they felt that they were using a for of reverse-psychology, where by telling her to jump, she would be discouraged from jumping, as it would not reach to goal of having someone "rescue" her because no-one "cared".
This is what Virginlover means by a cry for help. She didn't really want to jump. She wanted someone to rescue her, and let her know she was really worth keeping around.
Well, it didn't happen, and the results...are history.
BTW, in that situation, I would get out of my car, grab the lady, and pull her away from the edge. I will not see antoher human being die, not like that.