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Elderly woman in hospital after getting trapped under car

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An elderly woman is in the hospital with significant injuries and possible hypothermia after a car crash. An elderly woman is in the hospital with significant injuries and possible hypothermia after a car crash.
HAYDEN, Idaho -

Kootenai County sheriff's deputies report a 79-year-old woman is in the hospital with significant injuries and possible hypothermia after she got trapped under her SUV.

The incident happened Saturday afternoon around 1 p.m. in the 2300 block of E. Hayden Lake Road. Deputies say the woman parked her 2000 Ford Excursion at her house and it either was not in park or started sliding backward when she got stuck behind the door.

A 17 year old who works with the woman saw the car going backward and tried to help, but both of them were swept across the road and over an embankment, pinning them both under the door. The 17 year old was able to free himself and suffered minor injuries.

The elderly woman was extricated from the crash by the Northern Lakes Fire Department. She was taken to Kootenai Health. The Sheriff's Traffic Team is currently investigating the crash.

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