Police: Petaluma CA woman killed in her own car


California police said a 72-year-old Petaluma woman died after she was run over while trying to stop her car from rolling back.

Petaluma, a 72-year-old woman, died after being hit by her own car while trying to stop him from rolling back, California police said.

Rescuers found the woman fixed at the bottom her vehicle at 5:50 p.m. on Friday, May 27, according to a press release from the Petaluma Police Department.

She was “conscious and cheerful” but later died of her injuries, police said. Her name has not been published.

The woman’s car rolled off the driveway and began rolling down the hill, the release said.

“She tried to chase, fell to the ground, ran into her and fell into a trap,” police said. No one else participated.

Police are asking anyone with information to call traffic officer David Hutchinson at 707-781-1290.

Petaluma is a city of 59,000 people near Santa Rosa, north of San Francisco Bay.

Don Sweeney has been a reporter and editor of a newspaper in California for over 25 years. He has been a real-time reporter for The Sacramento Bee since 2016.

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