Woman run over by her own SUV

April 7th, 2010 by


FORT MYERS: (www.abc-7.com)A Southwest Florida woman was rushed to the hospital after getting run over by her own SUV.

Neighbors are calling it a freak accident that 67-year-old Elizabeth Colavito was run over in her son’s driveway – by her own car.

The accident happened just hours before Colavito was to celebrate her daughter-in-law’s birthday.

“It was on an incline and it was in reverse and my understanding is it rolled over her,” said neighbor Diane Carlson. “They said she was responsive, that she was awake and they were just working on getting her into the ambulance.”

Neighbors said Colavito is vacationing in Fort Myers from New Jersey – a vacation that’s now being spent in the hospital.

Neighbors say the woman must have thought she put her car in park. They say she got out, came to the back of the SUV to get something out when the car rolled on top of her.

Colavito’s condition is not being released. But hospital officials say she is still in intensive care.

“It’s definitely a freak accident. I just hope she’s going to be OK,” said Carlson.


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