Sherman Police said a 58-year-woman was run over by her own vehicle last week after she experienced mechanical trouble on the freeway.
Sgt. Brett Mullen said officers responded to the 100 block of U.S. Highway 75 shortly after 10 a.m. on Feb. 10, after emergency dispatchers initially received a report of a single-vehicle rollover wreck and a woman lying in the roadway. But Mullen said once officers arrived at the scene, they discovered that the woman had actually lost her footing as she attempted to push her stalled vehicle along an inclined section of the freeway shoulder.
“She slipped and fell and then car rolled backwards and rolled over her legs,” Mullen said. “The vehicle then rolled across two lanes of the highway to the center median and didn’t strike anything else.”
The woman was transported to an area hospital for her injuries. Mullen said he was unable to comment on the severity of her injuries based solely on the department’s incident report.
The Sherman Police sergeant encouraged all motorists to exercise caution when they encounter vehicle trouble and especially so when traveling on highways.
“Once you realize that you’re having car trouble or the vehicle is going to stall, try to get the vehicle off the roadway and onto the shoulder, at the very least,” Mullen said. “And if your vehicle does stall in a lane of traffic and you can’t get it off the roadway, get out the vehicle, get to safety and call us for help.”