Edgewater Woman Killed by Unattended Car That Rolled Over Her
A 73 year old Edgewater woman was killed Monday afternoon when an unattended vehicle ran her over as she walked down the street in Woodland Beach, according to a media release from Anne Arundel County Police spokesman Justin Mulcahy.
The deceased woman is Lee Sheila Mahoney, of Edgewater.
The police report indicated that Mahoney was walking along the 1700 block of Chesapeake Drive around 3:20 p.m. when a parked and unattended 2010 Mustang began to roll towards her.
This section of Chesapeake Drive is on a slight incline.
The Mustang struck Mahoney from behind and pinned her under the car. At this point, the car’s owner, David Adam Garman, 23, of Edgewater, saw his car rolling down the street. He ran out of the house to stop it.
According to Mulcahy, “unbeknownst to the vehicle owner, the female pedestrian was under the vehicle. The owner then started the vehicle and began to back the vehicle up while the female pedestrian was underneath.”
Mulcahy said that Mahoney was taken to Anne Arundel Medical Center where she was pronounced dead.
Police believe that driver error is the primary cause of the accident.
“The driver failed park the vehicle with its wheels turned properly towards the curb with the parking brake set,” Mulcahy said.
The investigation is ongoing and being conducted by members of the Traffic Safety Section. Investigators will be consulting with the State’s Attorney’s Office, which is customary in fatal crash investigations.