WINDHAM, N.H. (CBS) – An elderly woman suffered serious injuries when a car struck her in the parking lot of a polling place in Windham, New Hampshire Tuesday.
Police said the incident happened shortly after noon at Windham High School, the only place to vote in town. They said she was walking in the parking lot when a driver in a small Honda vehicle backed into her.READ MORE: Museum Of Fine Arts To Celebrate Juneteenth With Outdoor Programs & Activities
The driver apparently thought the car was in drive but it was still in reverse, police said.READ MORE: 'You Might Have A Hard Time': Passengers at Logan Airport Frustrated Over Limited, Expensive Parking
The woman was trapped underneath the car for about 15 minutes before firefighters could free her. She suffered potentially life-threatening injuries and was taken a local hospital.MORE NEWS: Intermittent Fasting May Not Be As Effective As Calorie-Restricted Dieting
The driver stayed at the scene. Police say it appears to be an accident, as the driver showed no signs of impairment.