News short: Woman sent to hospital after being struck by her own car

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HURRICANE – An elderly woman was taken to the hospital after her leg was caught under her car in Hurricane Wednesday.

Just after 11 a.m., an 84-year-old woman driving a white 1997 Chrysler pulled into the Hurricane Library parking lot, located at 30 S. 300 West, with the intent of renewing a book she had checked out, Hurricane City Police Sgt. Brandon Buell said.

While the woman was in the parking lot, the book fell between the seats of her car and she began searching for it. She then pulled the car into a parking stall and retrieved the book. However, while doing so, she apparently forgot to set the brake on the car.

When the woman got out of the car, it began to roll and knocked her over. One of her legs was caught under the car, resulting in a serious cut, Buell said.

Hurricane City Police and Hurricane Fire and Rescue responded to the scene and treated the woman before taking her to Dixie Regional Medical Center in stable condition.

This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement or other emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings.

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17 Comments

  • ladybugavenger December 17, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    #fundraiser

    • Robo Duck December 17, 2014 at 11:34 pm

      Double Fundraiser.!!!

  • Koolaid December 17, 2014 at 4:55 pm

    Maybe she ought to check out a driver’s handbook and car owner’s manual and read them thoroughly. Hope she recovers.

  • Sunnygurl December 17, 2014 at 5:04 pm

    Okay, trollers, be nice!

    • Shelly December 17, 2014 at 7:31 pm

      That’s right, some of us are going to be in our 80’s someday, and unfortunately stuff like this happens . Not easy getting older. I wish her well, and hope she recovers soon also.

      • Koolaid December 18, 2014 at 5:44 pm

        At least she wasn’t driving her age through the parking lot. That might have caused a lot of people to dance out of her path and get arrested for dancing.

  • Justme..... December 17, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    No kidding…if you can be nice this is a good time to try.

    • Robo Duck December 17, 2014 at 11:36 pm

      Now thats funny right there… LOL. Get er done

  • Joe Smith December 17, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    pretty much just sucks. what more can you say…

  • ladybugavenger December 17, 2014 at 8:29 pm

    No ones being mean, people. Car accidents happen. Hope she’s okay.

  • crazydoglady December 17, 2014 at 11:36 pm

    I hope she will recover without complications and that her family or doctor will re-evaluate her ability to continue driving. Elderly drivers have higher accident rates that teenagers. Why? One word, ATROPHY!! It affects the brain, reaction time, vision, and muscle strength. Its a fact that none of us can deny or be spared.

  • Atom Ant December 18, 2014 at 3:34 am

    Yep we all gonna be gettin old ain’t no way getting around that one

    • My Evil Twin December 18, 2014 at 8:12 am

      Maybe. . .

      • December 18, 2014 at 10:07 am

        Hey you still trying to put an intelligent comment together you must be exhausted
        Ed. ellipsis.

  • sagemoon December 18, 2014 at 8:55 am

    The headline sounded funny and then I read the first sentence in the article. Poor lady. I hope she is okay.

    • December 18, 2014 at 10:08 am

      Oh I’m sure the evil twit will have something ignorant to say like he always does
      Ed. ellipsis.

  • Chris December 19, 2014 at 8:36 am

    This could have happened to ANYONE in a rush. It could happen at any age. Life today is in the fast lane. God be with her.

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