By Beth Germano

WESTFORD (CBS) – The Middlesex District Attorney’s office is investigating the death of a woman who was run over and pinned by her own vehicle in a Market Basket parking lot in Westford.

Investigators say another driver, while parking, struck her vehicle and it rolled over the victim as she put groceries away.

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Police investigating in the Market Basket parking lot in Westford. (WBZ-TV)

“There was a woman under the car and I could see her legs moving,” said witness Mary Chandler. “I thought that was good but the car was over her.”

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Chandler says cars were honking trying to get the driver’s attention. It apparently caused a fender bender between two other cars. Witnesses say paramedics were still performing CPR as the woman in her 50’s was taken away in an ambulance.

Police investigate a car after a woman was pinned underneath in Westford. (Image Credit: Beth Germano/WBZ-TV)

First responders used an airbag-type device to lift the vehicle. State police also used a drone to take aerial photographs. According to investigators, the driver remained at the scene.

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Shoppers say the parking lot is often crowded and difficult to maneuver. “It’s always busy and crazy and people often don’t look,” said Cindy North.

Beth Germano