A 94-year-old woman has died after being run over by her daughter’s car when they stopped beside the road to take some happy pictures to celebrate getting her COVID-19 jab.
Edna Batista da Cruz died after she was run over in the Brazilian municipality of Conceicao da Aparecida on 15th February.
The 94-year-old woman was taken by her daughters to get her COVID-19 jab, and the three were on their way home when they stopped to take the photos by a sunflower field.
Edna’s 61-year-old daughter, who has not been named, told the police that she parked her car on a steep street next to the field and applied the vehicle’s handbrake.
However, the handbrake did not fully activate and as they got out of the car, it started rolling down the slope just as Edna was passing in front of it, running her over.
The distressed sisters called the emergency services who arrived on the scene and took the elderly victim to hospital. However, she died en route.
The 61-year-old daughter and her sister were treated at the hospital for shock.
Edna was buried at the municipal cemetery on 16th February.
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