North Carolina woman is killed after being dragged 100 feet under a car in a hospital parking lot after tripping and falling over a speed bump while walking back to her vehicle
- Raleigh Police identified victim as Mary Albrecht of Angier
- She was reportedly walking towards her car that was parked in a disabled parking space in the hospital car park when she tripped over a speed bump and fell on her back
- As she lay on the ground, an incoming car turned to descend the ramp of the building, hitting Albrecht and dragging her 30 feet before stopping.
- Police said the driver was unlikely to see the woman because of objects obstructing his view zicht
Mary Albrecht, 78, was killed Friday afternoon after being run over and dragged 30 feet into a hospital parking garage
A North Carolina woman died Friday afternoon after being dragged 100 feet under a car in a hospital parking garage.
Raleigh Police said that at 3:15 p.m. Mary Albrecht, 78, of Angiers walked to her car, which was parked in a handicapped spot on the first floor of the Duke Raleigh Hospital parking garage.
She was about 15 meters from her car, police said, when she tripped and fell on a speed bump and fell on her back.
As she lay on the ground, authorities said a car, traveling at a speed of approximately 10 miles per hour, descended from the second-floor ramp of the parking garage and turned to descend the first-floor ramp. . he ran over the speed bump and Albrecht at the same time, dragging her 30 meters before finally coming to a stop, the North Carolina News and Observer reported.
Police said Albrecht fell after tripping over a speed bump in the Duke Raleigh Hospital parking garage (pictured). Just as she fell, a car turned and drove down the first floor ramp and hit her as she lay on the floor
Police would not say whether the driver will be charged, but said they do not suspect drugs or alcohol were involved
Police said the unnamed driver was a Knightdale man, and was likely unable to see Albrecht on the ground past his car and past visual obstacles in the parking garage.
Authorities said they did not suspect drugs or alcohol were a factor in the fatal accident, but would not say whether the driver would be charged as the investigation into Albrecht’s death was still ongoing.