12-Year-Old Girl Hurt In Frightening Incident When Vehicle Rolls Down Hill On McCallie Campus

Friday, August 08, 2014
Officers at the scene of accident on McCallie campus
Officers at the scene of accident on McCallie campus
- photo by Brent McDonald (See video on NewsChannel 9)

A 12-year-old girl suffered minor injuries in a frightening incident on the McCallie campus on Friday.

The Chattanooga Police Department responded at 2:46 p.m. to 500 Dodds Ave on a pedestrian struck. Upon arrival police spoke to Diane Kemp, 43, who stated she had parked her vehicle on the hill near the McCallie chapel.

Ms. Kemp stated she put the parking brake on while her 16-year-old daughter and her daughter’s friend waited inside the vehicle as she went inside the building.

        The daughter said they decided they would get out of the car and she turned the ignition switch off, then the vehicle began to roll backwards down the hill.

        While the vehicle was rolling the daughter’s friend fell out of the open rear passenger door. The car then ran over her right leg, and stopped with her leg pinned between the front wheel and a curb. 

      Citizens on the scene were able to lift the vehicle off of her leg prior to EMS arriving.

        The daughter’s friend was transported to a local hospital (non-emergency) with minor injuries.

 


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