A woman in her 70s was run over by her own SUV in a store parking lot along Lee Highway this afternoon.
The incident happened around 1:30 p.m. in the parking lot of the 7-Eleven store at 4505 Lee Highway. Initial reports suggest that the woman parked and got out of the vehicle, which then started rolling away; her leg was reportedly run over by the SUV as she tried to chase it down.
The injured woman was said to be conscious and alert when medics arrived on scene. She was taken by ambulance to a local hospital.
The vehicle, which had a handicapped placard displayed behind the windshield, came to a stop partially in an eastbound travel lane of Old Dominion Drive.