An unattended vehicle that was apparently left in neutral began rolling and struck a woman this afternoon in the Beacon Hill neighborhood, pinning her to the ground and seriously injuring her, Boston police said.
Officer Eddy Chrispin, a department spokesman, said police responded to the scene at 119 Mt. Vernon St. at about 3:15 p.m. The 45-year-old woman suffered life-threatening injuries and was in guarded condition at Massachusetts General Hospital late tonight, police spokesman David Estrada said.
Boston Fire spokesman Steve MacDonald said the car was a BMW that had been double-parked on Mt. Vernon Street when it rolled backward. He said construction workers were trying to lift the car with a jack when firefighters arrived. Firefighters successfully lifted the vehicle, MacDonald said.
It was not immediately known who owned the car.
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