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Workers free woman trapped under own car in New Richmond

Police credited construction workers with freeing a woman who was found pinned under her own car Wednesday in New Richmond.

New Richmond Police Chief Craig Yehlik said the crash, reported at 5 p.m. Oct. 11 in the 1000 block of Tamarack Place, occurred when a 65-year-old woman was run over by her own car. He said the woman, whose identity was not released, parked the car in her driveway and walked behind it. The unoccupied vehicle began to roll backward and struck the woman as she got to the street.

Yehlik said construction workers across the street rushed to the scene and lifted the car off the woman.

“New Richmond Police would also like to thank the construction crew for their quick thinking and actions in this matter,” Yehlik said.

The woman was taken by ambulance to Regions Hospital in New Richmond for her injuries — the extent of which were not disclosed.

New Richmond EMS crews, firefighters, Roberts firefighters and St. Croix County sheriff’s deputies assisted police at the scene.

Mike Longaecker

Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker

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