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Pedestrian Dies After Parked Car Rolls Down Hill, Traps Woman Underneath

An Edgewater woman died after she was knocked down and run over by a parked car that rolled down a hill.

An Edgewater woman died after she was knocked down and run over by a parked car that rolled down a hill. File|Patch
An Edgewater woman died after she was knocked down and run over by a parked car that rolled down a hill. File|Patch

An Edgewater woman died Monday after she was run over by a parked car that rolled down a hill, trapping her underneath, according to the Anne Arundel County Police Department.

The accident happened at 3:21 p.m. in the 1700 block of Chesapeake Drive in Edgewater. Police say Lee Sheila Mahoney, 73, of Edgewater was walking down the hill on Chesapeake Drive when a parked 2010 Ford Mustang began to drift driverless down the hill behind her. The car struck Mahoney from behind and came to rest on top of her.

David Adam Garman, 23, of Edgewater, the owner of the Mustang, saw his car rolling down the hill and ran from a house to retrieve it. Police say that Garman didn’t realize Mahoney was under the vehicle, so he started the car and began to back it up while Mahoney was underneath.

Emergency personnel took Mahoney to Anne Arundel Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.

The preliminary investigation indicates driver error caused the fatal accident, police said. Garman reportedly did not park the vehicle with its wheels turned toward the curb with the parking brake set.

The investigation is ongoing and police will consult with the State’s Attorney’s Office, which is customary in fatal crash investigations.

L Friedrich February 25, 2014 at 02:03 PM
Very sad news, she had worked at W5 many years ago where we were frequent customer's. She was well known & well liked by many. Would also see her walking on Londontown Rd & would wave. Prayers & condolences go out to the Mahoney family, friends & neighbors.
Maureen L. Huber-Adamecz February 25, 2014 at 05:06 PM
a wonderful woman, inconceivable and tragic! Deepest sympathies to the Mahoney family.
Ray Bradley February 25, 2014 at 05:14 PM
This is Ray, Jean's son/Jim's nephew/Rita's grandson from the W-5. I am saddened to read about Lee's passing, as she was such a big part of our lives for so many years. She was such a dependable, thoughtful person, and she, Jack, the kids and grandkids were frequent visitors to our place. I wish I could give her another one of my Elvis impersonations that she always loved.

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