77-Year-Old Woman Survives 18 Hours Pinned Under Her SUV

WHITEHALL, N.Y. (AP) — A 77-year-old upstate New York woman has survived being pinned under a sport utility vehicle for 18 hours.

Police tell the Glens Falls newspaper The Post-Star that Whitehall resident Shirley Coderre exited her SUV on Monday afternoon but had neglected to shift it into park. Troopers say when she noticed and tried to get back in she was knocked down by the driver’s side door and the vehicle rolled on top of her in the driveway of her rural home, pinning one leg under a wheel.

State police Sgt. Luke Splittgerber tells the newspaper one of the woman’s legs was fully pinned and the other was partially pinned under the vehicle, which wasn’t visible from the road. He says the woman never lost consciousness.

Troopers say the woman lives alone and endured a night with temperatures in the low 50s and rain showers. She was discovered Tuesday morning by a neighbor who heard her calls for help.

Local firefighters removed her from beneath the SUV. She was airlifted to a hospital for treatment.

A hospital spokesman says the woman is recovering in the surgical intensive care unit.

Follow @CBSBaltimore on Twitter and like WJZ-TV | CBS Baltimore on Facebook

(© Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Baltimore

Track Weather On The Go With Our App!
CBS All Access
Download Our App

Watch & Listen LIVE