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Police: Woman run over by her own SUV in Bustleton

A woman is clinging to life tonight after a horrific accident in Bustleton, police said.

Just after 5:30 p.m., a 46-year-old woman was dropping her kids off at the Klein Jewish Community Center, on Jameson Avenue near Red Lion Road, when she became pinned underneath her Honda SUV, Chief Inspector Scott Small said.

When officers arrived at the scene, they found the woman trapped under the passenger side of the vehicle, Small said. Her head and torso were wedged underneath — only her feet and lower legs were visible to the responding officers.

Medics freed the woman and took her to Aria Health's Torresdale hospital, where she is in "extremely critical condition" with severe injuries to her chest, Small said.

Witnesses told investigators that the SUV began to slowly roll down the community center's driveway after the woman got out with her children. The woman stepped in front of the SUV, apparently in an attempt to stop it, when it rolled over her, Small said.

Police said the woman may have mistakenly thought her car was in park when she stepped out of the vehicle.