Car rolls down hill, runs over woman

Car rolls down hill, runs over woman


KNOXVILLE (WATE) - A Knoxville woman was hospitalized after a car lost control in West Knox County.

The incident happened just after 9 a.m. on Valley View Road.

Neighbors tell 6 News the car was rolling down the driveway and the woman got in front of it to try and stop it, but was run over and trapped underneath.

According to investigators, Cheryl A. Swenton, 56, was trying to push a Mercedes 190E out of the way to get to another car in her garage while the vehicle was in neutral, but not running.

While behind the vehicle, it rolled back, pulling her underneath and dragging her across the street.

When deputies arrived, she was still underneath the car.

She was transported by Rural/Metro to the hospital for injuries that were not life-threatening.

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