A South Carolina woman died in the drive-thru lane of a coffee shop in what cops are calling a freak accident. From what investigators can piece together, 28-year-old Pamela Page was in the drive-thru lane at Biggby Coffee in Summerville when she opened her car door to pick up something she had accidentally dropped out the window, WCSC reports. Police believe her foot slipped off the brake while she was picking up the item, causing the car to lurch forward, pinning her when the driver's side door struck a pillar. She died from blunt force trauma to the neck and head, according to the Dorchester County coroner's office.
"It appears to be a tragic accident," a police captain tells the Post and Courier. Page apparently didn't hit the accelerator before she was pinned against the building, according to a police incident report. "The employees [who] witnessed this, it's a hard place to be in," a chaplain says. "What they viewed, what they experienced ... as for any of us, it would be very, very hard, very sad." Relatives say Page was the mother of a 9-year-old, a 6-year-old, and a 5-month-old. (Workers at this drive-thru coffee stand stopped everything to pray with a bereaved customer.)