Victim taken to hospital after she was trapped under a car in Port Coquitlam

Police say the woman was found under her vehicle while it was still running, passer-by called 911

A woman is in serious condition in hospital after she became trapped under her vehicle in a driveway off a rural road in north Port Coquitlam.

How exactly she became caught under her running vehicle is still being investigated, Coquitlam RCMP say, but the woman had to be carefully extricated from under the vehicle, an Acura MDX, according to Cpl. Michael McLaughlin.

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“There was nothing to suggest any negligence,” said McLaughlin, who said the incident occurred at about 9:44 a.m. in the 3000 block of Burns Road on Monday morning when someone called 911.

“The vehicle had been running and the person who was the driver got out of the vehicle and got trapped underneath. There was a passerby who tried to help,” McLaughlin said.

Several police cars, ambulance paramedics and Port Coquitlam Fire Rescue responded to the call.

The woman was taken to hospital with serious injuries, McLaughlin confirmed.

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