Woman crushed by own SUV in Calgary parkade
Last Updated: Thursday, August 13, 2009 | 10:09 AM MT Comments46Recommend108.
Staff repair damage in a parkade where a woman was crushed to death. (Terri Trembath/CBC)A Calgary woman is dead after a freak accident in a downtown parkade.
Police said the woman, believed in her 30s, likely opened the door of her SUV at the exit station and leaned out, perhaps to swipe a card in a machine.
The vehicle moved forward and the door hit a guard post and closed on the woman's torso, crushing her against the vehicle, police believe.
Rescuers said the woman died at the scene in the 400 block of Ninth Avenue S.W. downtown just before 7 p.m. Wednesday.