A 62-year-old woman was run over by her own car on Wednesday morning, according to San Diego police.
Dariel Downing stopped her car on B Street just before 10:30 a.m. For an unknown reason, she then exited the vehicle. The car was not put in park and it rolled forward and came to a stop while resting on her chest.
Three officers were able to lift up the car while two civilians pulled Downing out from under the car.
Downing was conscious and breathing when she was transported the hospital. Her friend told NBC San Diego that Downing is in a lot of pain and a few of her ribs are cracked. They do not know yet if she will require surgery.
An officer on the scene called it "a freak accident."
Turns out Downing was trying to flag down a police officer because she saw a man with a little dog on the freeway and was concerned for their safety.
SDPD Traffic Division is investigating the incident. They don't believe any drugs or alcohol were involved, according to Sgt. Chuck Dunnigan.