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Young Woman ran over by own vehicle

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emergency_lightsTwentynine Palms, Ca– At about 1200 hours on 010213 a 17 yr old White Female Juvenile  was washing her vehicle in the sloped driveway of her residence.  The vehicle came out of gear and began to roll backwards into the street.  The juvenile attempted to stop the vehicle from rolling by pushing it from behind.  The vehicle knocked her to the ground and rolled on top of her.  The victim was drug under the vehicle until it crashed into the residence across the street.  The vehicle penetrated that structure and came to rest with the victim pinned underneath of it.  A neighbor witnessed the accident and called for emergency assistance.

Units from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department and the 29 Palms Fire Department responded to the location.   Fire Department personnel, using air bags and blocks, were able to lift the vehicle and pull the victim to safety.   She was stabilized and airlifted to the Desert Regional Medical Center for treatment.  The victim suffered multiple fractures as a result of the accident.

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  1. What a tragic accident. There may be no rescue services available like this for residents if of the city council just sits back and allows the fire department to be gutted.This is why we need a well-maintained fire department at its present level.

    Why the delay over a “conversation” or “joint meeting” between the city and TPWD? Time is running out… . Any one home at city hall???????

  2. Terry Elam Terry Elam says:

    I’ve heard this story before with greater tragedy in the results. It was a young girl in Idyllwild trying to push her van. It’s really not something we think to warn our kids about.
    We also let our guard down when we are at home. We’re taught to be safe at work and on the road, but not at home. I had an acquaintance fall off of a stepladder that put him in a one way coma.
    While I agree with Brandon about the fire department, this had little to do with them. I wish a speedy recovery and I hope there is some good in the bad by reminding us all, often it’s the silly dumb stuff that we don’t think about that hurts us. Be careful.
    I’m just glad this story has a better ending.

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