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Woman run over by own vehicle
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Forsyth County News

A south Forsyth woman was hospitalized Thursday afternoon after she was pinned under a vehicle at the bottom of her driveway.

The woman, whose name has not been released, was taken to Gwinnett Medical Center with what authorities described as serious injuries.

Forsyth County Fire Capt. Jason Shivers said emergency personnel used an an extrication tool to lift the vehicle up high enough to remove the woman from underneath it.

Shivers said the manner in which the woman was injured "indicates her injuries have the potential to be severe or traumatic."

The woman appeared to be in stable condition at the time she was taken to the hospital. Shivers said she was alert and conscious when medical personnel arrived.

The incident occurred about 5 p.m. on Blackwood Lane in the Riverbrooke subdivision.

Shane Richards was on his way to see his fiancé, who lives on the same street as the woman. He said as he turned onto the road, he saw a Nissan Altima backing down the woman’s driveway. He looked again and realized the woman was at her mailbox and not in the car.

"Then the back bumper hit her," he said. "The back left tire ran completely over her."

Richards said he stopped and went over to the woman as a neighbor called 911.

"I sat there with her for a minute then I went and grabbed a towel out of my fiance’s house," he said.

Richards said it appeared the woman left the vehicle in neutral when she got out of it, which caused the car to roll backward down the slightly sloped driveway.