Woodbury pensioner crushed by own car dies in hospital

PUBLISHED: 11:22 21 September 2016 | UPDATED: 12:21 21 September 2016


A 79-year-old Woodbury woman who was crushed by her own car whn it ran away as she washed it has died in hospital, police said.

A pensioner who was fighting for her life after she was crushed by her runaway car in Woodbury has died in hospital, police said.

Devon and Cornwall police were called to Park Close, Woodbury, just after 5.30pm on Thursday, September 15, after receiving reports a 79-year-old woman had been crushed by her own car.

Witnesses said the woman had been cleaning the vehicle when it ran away. A neighbour said the pensioner tried to get into the driver’s seat to stop the car but was crushed as it hit a parked car.

The casualty was treated at the scene by 999 crews.

A police spokeswoman said: “All emergency services attended and she was taken to the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, and then moved to Derriford hospital where she passed away.

“Next of kin are aware. Formal identification has yet to take place.”

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