Woman Runs Over Herself, Dies
No one's sure why Isabel Huerta got out of the car
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted May 31, 2013 8:29 AM CDT
A woman wound up on the wrong side of her tires.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – A 67-year-old Texas woman was killed yesterday morning when her own car ran her over. Isabel Huerta pulled over her PT Cruiser front of a San Antonio high school and got out of the car, but left it in gear, the Express-News reports. Huerta then fell over—just as the car began rolling backward toward her. A nurse on her way to work stopped in an attempt to help and called 911.

Firefighters jack-lifted the car off of Huera and performed CPR, but it was no use: She died at the scene. There are "various theories circulating as to why she got out of the car," a police officer says. Huerta's family tells Fox 29 that they suspect she got out because she was feeling sick.

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WiccanFerret
May 31, 2013 6:11 PM CDT
Must have been on the upside of one steep hill, or the idle on that thing was set way too high. I don't think a car idling backward would typically have enough power to get over a human body. Also, why the hell didn't she move out of the way once the bumper touched her?
lvan
May 31, 2013 4:14 PM CDT
Wasn't there a man around to blame for not jumping under the car to save her? Where are all them sexist patriarchs when you need one.
KDickley
May 31, 2013 3:46 PM CDT
Well, that might be one less pot smokin' illegal, sucking our government dry.