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Woman runs herself over with own car

Joel Linde · 27 Jan 2012, 13:31

Published: 27 Jan 2012 13:31 GMT+01:00

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One of the woman's neighbors was woken up by desperate cries on Friday morning, the Aftonbladet newspaper reported.

Running outside on his balcony, he looked down in bewilderment to see a car on the lawn with the woman jammed underneath it.

"She was screaming her lungs out," neighbour Per-Åke Eriksson told the newspaper.

Eriksson quickly called emergency services, and rescue workers showed up shortly thereafter, using rescue air lifting bags to raise the car and dislodge the woman.

The exact cause of the incident remains under investigation, but police theorized that the woman was having trouble getting the car started and got out of the vehicle to try to find out what was wrong underneath the hood.

"She probably had it in gear since the car started moving and ran her over," Sven-Erik Olsson with the Stockholm police told Aftonbladet.

The terrified woman was then dragged along beneath the driverless car before it came to a stop after about 10 metres.

After the rescue, the woman was taken to hospital but her condition is unknown.

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"She was conscious but jammed underneath the car when our patrol arrived at the site," Olsson said.

Joel Linde (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

15:03 January 27, 2012 by jack sprat
Gotta be some facinating comments on this one.

Think I'll keep my powder dry for the moment.

Lord forbid I should be accused of sexism and all that.lol.
15:09 January 27, 2012 by TrixyTretya
"that the woman couldn't has having trouble getting the car started ..."

What is this supposed to mean ?
15:14 January 27, 2012 by Already in use
If the car stopped on its own, she probably did not have the gear in. More likely, she just didn't pull the handbrake. People keep underestimating how much inertia 1 ton acquires just by slowly rolling downhills.
15:17 January 27, 2012 by Douglas Garner
This has to be the strangest story so far this year! There must be some sort of translation problem between the woman's account and the reporters version otherwise it just doesn't seem feasible.
15:42 January 27, 2012 by SimonDMontfort
...she really should have carried on attending the motor vehicle maintenance class...
16:28 January 27, 2012 by oldonpalouse
This is meant as constructive criticism: "awakened' not 'woken up'.
17:12 January 27, 2012 by tonybbb

I actually almost ran myself over once, too. I had an appointment, so I pulled up to a garage door to get my Camaro's transmission fixed (the reverse gear wasn't working), and they told me they weren't open yet, and asked me to back it up into a space behind me. I told them I obviously couldn't do that (they knew why I was there) and he said just push it. So I put it in neutral and pushed it into the spot, but the car kept rolling (slowly). I ran to the door, but couldn't get it open. It was rolling slowly, but toward a steeper slope, so I ran behind to stop it. I couldn't quite manage that, and when the car reached the steeper slope, I realized I was in trouble, so I junped up on the back. I rolled down the hill on the back of the car and hit a tall chain link fence, which gave way at the bottom, but not at the top. The car stopped under the fence, leaving me shrink-wrapped to the back window by the chain link. A fellow out walking his dog saw the whole thing, and had a pretty good laugh at my expense.

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17:19 January 27, 2012 by BrittInSweden
@oldonpalouse Both "awakened" and "woken up" are valid.
17:40 January 27, 2012 by nar klockan klamtar
"She was screaming her lungs out" she is okay then.
17:48 January 27, 2012 by domsworld77
i hope she didnt drop her i phone
18:07 January 27, 2012 by JulieLou40
Thank God the idiot didn't hurt anybody else too-especially a kid!!
19:04 January 27, 2012 by RadioBob
...so the neighbor called emergency services & then just waited??? ...did not even try to help??? This is sad, but does not surprise me.
19:32 January 27, 2012 by jmatt
This story is a fraud. They don't have cars in Sweden because nobody can afford $12 a gallon gasoline.
20:02 January 27, 2012 by dookifried
So I know that women normally just point-and-aim their men's car down the road on their way to nowhere, but this attempt at driving is usually done from "behind" the steering wheel.

Obviously, this woman thought that sitting on the hood would get her there quicker.
20:52 January 27, 2012 by Hunner1210
A kid in my school just recently died this way and I have heard of a couple cases of this in the USA (mostly from being drunk). It may be stupid, but still sad. Also, people can afford $12 a gallon when everything isn't as spread miles apart like in USA. Just to walk to the grocery store in my American city takes over an hour, there-and-back takes around 3 hours. I have no idea what Americans will do once gas starts running down, they might actually have to start looking into the foreign concept of "public transportation".
22:41 January 27, 2012 by Twiceshy
$12 per gallon gasoline in Sweden? That must be some expensive place you're buying gasoline from...

Google calculator says:

12 (U.S. dollars per US gallon) = 21.4128449 Swedish kronor per liter

(just search for "12 usd per gallon in sek per liter" without the quotes)
23:13 January 27, 2012 by McChatter
Was she by any chance blonde?
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10:05 January 28, 2012 by Hogwash
The police should check for Elk prints on the steering wheel.
11:49 January 28, 2012 by zooeden
Women and cars...
16:13 January 28, 2012 by J Jack
The car must be charged with aggravated assault!
16:58 January 28, 2012 by muscle
man.. this is great. though i hope she is fine. but really wow :)

i myself got locked out of my car on a running engine once while waiting for the red line to turn green. damn that was stupid.
03:22 January 29, 2012 by Bushyblondehead
I got out of my car with it running and it put itself in gear and took off, came back an hour later with a weeks worth of groceries!
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