SAN DIEGO, CA – An elderly woman was critically injured in Clairemont Mesa yesterday after she was run over by her own vehicle while she was trying to pump gas, according to ABC 10 San Diego.
The accident occurred at an ARCO gas station located at 6130 Balboa Avenue at about 1:45 p.m., when the 91-year-old driver of a Toyota Camry had trouble reaching her vehicle’s gas tank while using the pump.
She got out of her vehicle, and reportedly did not shift her transmission or use her emergency brake. The Camry rolled backwards, and the open side door knocked the victim to the ground. The tire of the vehicle then went over her torso.
The victim was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries including a punctured lung.
Her identity was not released.
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