Woman run over and killed in horror accident outside her home

A WOMAN in her 70s has tragically died after becoming trapped under a van outside her home on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.

It happened outside the woman’s garage in the driveway of her Curramore Road home at Witta around 8.15am on Tuesday.

It’s understood the woman had become trapped under the vehicle after her husband had accidentally accelerated forward.


Queensland Ambulance said the woman sustained extensive chest injuries and, despite their best attempts to keep her alive, died at the scene.

A rescue helicopter was dispatched to the scene and landed on the road outside the woman’s home, but she passed away before she could be flown to hospital.

The woman’s husband was transported to hospital by ambulance to “access support services that he requires during such a tragic event”, Queensland Ambulance said.

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the tragedy.

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