Woman pinned under SUV driven by 11-year-old at Fayetteville daycare
Posted June 19, 2013
Updated June 21, 2013
Fayetteville, N.C. — A 43-year-old woman was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center early Wednesday after being pinned underneath an SUV driven by her 11-year-old child, Fayetteville police said.
Melissa Watson was hit about 7:15 a.m. in the parking lot of Forever Young Child Care, in the 700 block of McArthur Road.
According to authorities, Watson was inside the daycare speaking to a staff member when her child started the 2013 Dodge Durango and tried to move it closer to the front door. As the child moved the SUV, it accelerated and rolled into a tree.
When Watson came back outside, she tried to get the child to put the car in park. Instead, the child put the car in reverse, hitting and pinning Watson, police said.
Emergency personnel worked for nearly 45 minutes to free Watson before she was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.
No other information was released.