Midland Woman Injured After Her Van Ran Her Over

By Cierra Putman
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - There was a bizarre accident in a restaurant parking lot Sunday where a Midland woman was run over by her own car.

The mishap sent the woman from Outback Steakhouse to the hospital.

Police on the scene said it was an unfortunate accident for the 80-year-old woman.

They said she got in her van to leave the restaurant, but couldn't go anywhere because the parking brake was on.

When she got out and realized what happened, she released the brake, and the van started rolling backward, because it was in reverse.

The woman lost her footing and fell and that's when the van ran her over.

Paramedics transported her to Midland Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.