70-Year-Old Woman Spends Night Pinned Under SUV

VERO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Officials say a 70-year-old woman spend a cold night pinned on the ground after her SUV rolled onto her legs as she opened her front gate.

The Vero Beach News-Press reports Elisa McLaughlin told deputies she thought she had put her Toyota in park when she stopped to open the front gate outside her rural home about 11 p.m. on Jan. 5.

When she stepped out, the vehicle rolled onto her foot. She fell to the ground and it rolled onto her legs and stopped.

Deputies say temperatures fell into the 40s and that no one heard her cries for help. A neighbor found her the next morning and used a jack to raise the car off of her.

She was taken to a hospital for treatment.

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