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Pedestrian hit by runaway car at cemetery

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Published On: May 26 2014 12:41:06 PM CDT
Updated On: May 27 2014 05:05:30 AM CDT

Accident in cemetery


A woman visiting a grave escaped serious injury when she was hit by a runaway car at a Berks County cemetery Monday.

According to officials, a man accidentally left his car in drive, and it began rolling down a hill at the Gethsemane Cemetery at 3139 Kutztown Road in Muhlenberg Township around noon.

The car was headed toward a woman who was planting flowers at a grave, and the man yelled at her to get out of the way, officials said.

The woman was hit, and suffered leg injuries and a bloody nose. She was taken to Reading Hospital for treatment.

A mausoleum was also damaged.