QUINCY (CBS) — Police officers helped to lift a car off a woman after a driver struck two pedestrians in Quincy. It happened at about 9:30 a.m. Thursday at a Stop & Shop parking lot.
Both victims — 36-year-old Jaqueline Massa and a 65-year-old Paul Corrigan — were hospitalized with serious injuries, including broken ribs. The driver of the car, 42-year-old Ruth Bien-Aime, was also taken to a hospital for observation.
A witness who did not want to be named said the driver allegedly hit the man then backed up and ran over the woman.
The incident was captured on surveillance cameras.
Police said several officers happened to be in the area, and about six or seven police units, as well as one civilian, immediately responded to help.
“We actually had to lift the vehicle off of one of the victims,” police said.
The woman pinned beneath the car had been run over and possibly dragged, police said. She was responsive and talking to police officers at the scene.
“They did an amazing job. Luckily, we were here,” Quincy Police Sergeant Patrick Buonaugurio said, praising the teamwork of his responding officers. “I’m pretty sure they saved this woman from more serious injuries if not death.”
The crash remains under investigation. It is not clear if the driver will face charges.