CHELMSFORD – A mother was seriously injured by her own car after her 9-year-old son accidentally transferred her on Saturday morning, hitting and dragging the 37-year-old woman, police said. The woman, who was not identified by the police, was loading her car in front of her home, North Street, when her child turned her around, according to a press release issued by the police department. from Chelmsford.
The woman was standing at the driver's side entrance door. She was caught by the door and tried to dive for the brake pedal, but "was stuck and crushed" by the car, the police said.
The car left the driveway and crossed North Road, a busy artery. According to the police, the car stopped when she hit a stone wall in front of the house while she was driving at low speed.
The child was not injured.
"It seems like a terrible accident," Chief Spinney said in a press release. "The mother was seriously injured but should survive at that time."
The mother was taken by ambulance in a medical helicopter to be transported to a Boston hospital badly injured, police said. She was conscious and able to talk to first responders.