Woman rescued after getting pinned between house and car - New York News

Southfield woman rescued after getting pinned between house and car

Posted: Updated:
SkyFox over the scene as crews worked to free the woman in Southfield. SkyFox over the scene as crews worked to free the woman in Southfield.
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (WJBK) -

Police said just after 8:00 a.m. Thursday, the 64-year-old homeowner of a house on Hilton Road was running out on her daily routine. As she backed her Dodge Charger out of the driveway, she thought something hit her driver side mirror. Instead of putting the car in park, she put it in reverse, pinning herself between the house and the car when she tried to get out.

Neighbors watched in horror not sure what was happening. Cecilia Thompson said the homeowner has no known medical issues, keeps to herself and is always busy.

"She works for the State of Michigan, and she does work really late hours," Thompson said.  "She travels back and forth to Lansing, so she does come in at odd hours."

Southfield police said the woman was treated at a local hospital for minor injuries to her arm, but the rescue took some time. Police reached into the car and put it in park. Crews then crawled on top of the Charger trying to figure out the safest way to free the driver.

Workers were able to shift the car, eventually freeing the woman.  She is expected to make a full recovery.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Notes with swastikas and 'Uber' found in Brooklyn

    Notes with swastikas and 'Uber' found in Brooklyn

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 10:05 PM EDT2014-09-17 02:05:20 GMT
    The NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force is working to track down whoever posted dozens of stickers and fliers with swastikas and the word "Uber" in Brooklyn. The stickers and flyers filled with images of hate were placed outside a Jewish boys' school on Bedford Avenue in Brooklyn. A Shomrim safety patrol spotted the stickers on the sidewalk and in the gutters, police said.
    The NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force is working to track down whoever posted dozens of stickers and fliers with swastikas and the word "Uber" in Brooklyn. The stickers and flyers filled with images of hate were placed outside a Jewish boys' school on Bedford Avenue in Brooklyn. A Shomrim safety patrol spotted the stickers on the sidewalk and in the gutters, police said.
  • Bratton: Islamic State group threat expanding

    Bratton: Islamic State group threat expanding

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 8:43 PM EDT2014-09-17 00:43:17 GMT
    New York City has entered a "new era" of potential terror threats as hostilities between the United States and extremists from the Islamic State group intensify, Police Commissioner William Bratton said Tuesday. Bratton told reporters that there is no current information pointing to a specific threat against the city.
    New York City has entered a "new era" of potential terror threats as hostilities between the United States and extremists from the Islamic State group intensify, Police Commissioner William Bratton said Tuesday. Bratton told reporters that there is no current information pointing to a specific threat against the city.
  • High-fiving strangers in NYC

    High-fiving strangers in NYC

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 6:01 PM EDT2014-09-16 22:01:29 GMT
    Looking for a taxi cab is a common sight in the city. For some people, an outstretched arm is usually the sign for hailing a cab. A few other folks see it as something else.Meet Meir Kalmanson. He sees a hand in the air as an opportunity to lighten up a person's serious or frantic state. Meir decided to high-five his way down Fifth Avenue. The video of his rebellion of social norms has gone viral.
    Looking for a taxi cab is a common sight in the city. For some people, an outstretched arm is usually the sign for hailing a cab. A few other folks see it as something else.Meet Meir Kalmanson. He sees a hand in the air as an opportunity to lighten up a person's serious or frantic state. Meir decided to high-five his way down Fifth Avenue. The video of his rebellion of social norms has gone viral.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices