Woman dies after husband accidentally reverses over her in a church car park
A man accidentally ran over his wife in Sydney, Australia, in a church car park and she died.
The 70-year-old woman was dropped off at Castle Hill Baptist Church, where she led a Bible study group at 9.30 AM local time on Sunday, February 19.
The woman’s husband, also 70, was driving the car and was not said to be injured in the accident which was witnessed by another member of the congregation.
The woman was declared dead on the spot and her husband was taken by ambulance to Westmead Hospital, where he was subject to mandatory testing.
At this point, no one has been taken into custody.
Pastor Ian Deane told reporters at the scene that this was an “extremely tragic” accident.
He said: “She’s been an active member of the church and the person who witnessed it is also an active member of the church, it’s just tragic… just incredibly sad.”
Pictures from the scene show the white car surrounded by police with a white sheet draped over the right-hand side.
Castle Hill is a suburb in the north west of Sydney in New South Wales.