“For some unknown reason, her legs were run over by her vehicle,” said Mark. “We are investigating how this accident could’ve happened.”
What police are trying to determine is how the woman exited her vehicle and how her vehicle rolled over both legs. Emergency personnel arrived on scene and began treatment before placing her on a stretcher. The woman was conscious while speaking with emergency personnel, as they were focused on her legs. The woman was transported via West End Ambulance to Friendship Field, where a waiting PennStar helicopter airlifted her to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) for unknown injuries to her legs.
Police are not releasing the name of the woman due to the uncertainty about her injuries.
One witness said that it looked like the woman had placed an order, and her vehicle was slowly moving forward. The witness said that the next thing they knew, the woman had somehow fallen out of the Blazer and landed partially in the lane, and her legs went underneath her vehicle.
The distance from the Blazer to the restaurant wall in the drive-thru lane was approximately 53 inches, as measured by police. The Blazer came to a stop just before the next drive-thru window at the restaurant. Several blood stains were prevalent in the drive-thru lane, but were cleaned up by emergency personnel.