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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