NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – An elderly woman has died after she was run over by her own vehicle that was left in gear Monday evening.
According to Metro police on scene, 82-year-old Joyce Hicks was visiting a friend on American Road in West Nashville and parked her Nissan Sentra on the street at the top of a hill. As she put her car into gear to drive away, the Sentra rolled backward into a residential trash can.
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Hicks got out to move the trash can and fell to the ground as she pulled the trash can away from her car; the Sentra, still in gear, rolled backward and ran her over, according to police.
It continued down the hill of American Road and came to rest in the front yard of a home.
Hicks died shortly after arriving at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.