One of the most bewildering but deadly incidents, killed a Fort Washington, Maryland woman on Monday November 2nd, 2009 in Prince Georges County. Karen Prince was struck and killed by an SUV backing up in a shopping center parking lot.

Ms. Prince was found under a Ford Expedition which had been backing up in the parking lot of the Vista Gardens Marketplace. She was unresponsive and had no pulse. Firefighters removed her to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead.

The incidence of such backing-up crashes is quite frequent and a subject discussed on this website in the past. It seems unfathomable that a vehicle could attain a rate of speed sufficient to kill someone but the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration has studied a variety of different possible causes. http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/rules/regrev/evaluate/rearwindow-report/toc.htm

No charges have yet been filed against the driver although it is hard to imagine this wrongful death in Glendale would have occurred without some degree of negligence. The bottom-line slow down when backing up and be careful in  parking lots.
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