72-year-old California woman dies after being run over by her own vehicle

CALIFORNIA, United States - A 72-year-old woman from Petaluma, California died after being struck by her own vehicle.

According to an article from the Miami Herald, rescuers found the woman pinned beneath her vehicle at 5:50 pm on Friday, May 27.

The Petaluma Police Department said the woman was struck as she attempted to stop her car from rolling away.

"She attempted to give chase, fell to the ground and was run over and became trapped,” police reported.

No one else was involved in the incident.

Law enforcers said when they found the elderly woman, she was 'conscious and alert' but later died of her injuries.

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