Pregnant Kirkland woman dragged by SUV, crashes into neighbor's home
By MATT PHELPS
Kirkland Reporter Regional Assistant Editor
May 23, 2011 · Updated 2:30 PM
A pregnant Kirkland woman got a big scare of her life Saturday as her Range Rover dragged her 30 feet down her driveway and into a neighbor's yard.
The unidentified 38-year-old woman had just returned home in the 500 block of 9th Ave. at about 10:45 a.m. She was retrieving items from the passenger side of the vehicle thinking it was in park, when it began to roll backwards down her driveway, according to Kirkland Police.
The woman attempted to stop the vehicle, but got caught in the door and was dragged across the street and into a neighbor's yard. The vehicle crashed through the neighbor's front-yard fence, crushed a small tree and was finally stopped by smashing into the unoccupied home, causing minor damage to the property.
A man who witnessed the incident called 911. The witness told a dispatcher that the Range Rover was "in the neighbor's house," said police.
Medics arrived on the scene at about 11:10 a.m. to assist the woman, who had minor scratches and bruises. She was taken to Evergreen Hospital to check on the status of her unborn baby. There was no additional word on her condition.Contact Kirkland Reporter Regional Assistant Editor Matt Phelps at email@example.com or 425-822-9166 ext. 5052.