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Chelmsford Woman Seriously Hurt As Car Backs Over Her

May 19, 2019 GMT

CHELMSFORD — A mother was seriously injured by her own car after her 9-year-old son accidentally shifted the car into reverse Saturday morning hitting and dragging the 37-year-old woman, according to police.The woman, who has not been identified by police, was loading her car outside her home on North Street when her child put the car into reverse, according to a press release from the Chelmsford Police Deapartment.

The woman was standing at the driver’s side front door. She was caught inside the door and tried to dive for the brake pedal, but “was pinned and then run over” by the car, police said.


The car backed out the driveway and crossed North Road, a busy thoroughfare. The car stopped when it struck a rock wall opposite the house while traveling at a low speed, according to police.

The child was not injured.

“This appears to be a terrible accident,” Chief Spinney said in a press release. “The mother sustained serious injuries but is expected to survive at this time.”

The mother was taken by ambulance to a medical helicopter to be flown to a Boston hospital with serious injuries, according to police. She was conscious and able to speak to first responders.