A woman was airlifted to Shock Trauma on Monday evening after “a moment of inattention” left her trapped beneath her car in Westminster, the city’s fire company said.
The woman had stopped at Carroll Motor Fuels — on the corner of Washington Road and East Main Street — but did not put her vehicle in park, according to Kevin Dayhoff, a Westminster Volunteer Fire Company spokesman.
She got out of the vehicle, but it moved and knocked her over, trapping her leg, he said. The driver was conscious and alert when responders arrived, Dayhoff said.
The first call came in shortly after 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dayhoff said, and the woman was stabilized and in a helicopter by 7:41.
Westminster fire Chief Jason Tyler oversaw the rescue effort, which included the Pleasant Valley Community Fire Company’s heavy rescue squad after it was called in to back up the Westminster team, Dayhoff said.