NJ Woman Dies After Being Run Over By Her Own Car

LIVINGSTON, N.J. (AP) — Investigators say an elderly woman died after she was run over by her own car at a northern New Jersey restaurant this weekend.

It appears that 79-year-old Sally A. Simmons failed to put the vehicle in park after she arrived at the Landmark restaurant in Livingston around 6:15 p.m. Saturday. It then rolled over her as she walked behind it on her way to the restaurant.

Simmons was pronounced dead at the scene. But further details on her injuries were not disclosed by the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, which is investigating the matter.

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  • India Torres


  • KD

    You are a heartless a-hole

  • doc in NJ

    she was prolly driving an older car. Safety regs in last 10 yrs require any vehicle with auto trans to have ignition lock which disallows removal of key if car’s not in park.

    • Matt

      Actually she was driving a newer 2007+ Acura TL. I saw the scene as I drove past and saw them towing the car away.

  • Can't catch a break

    Sounds like something that would happen to me !

  • Wolf

    Some people at age 20 take some of the same medications. I think after age 65 it should be up to each individuals doctor and eye doctor to determine of they are safe for driving, and at what hours. It is common with age for people to have difficulty seeing at night time.

  • Marina Ios

    God rest her soul in peace…
    i dont know what are new jersey’s dmv rules, but certain factors should be taken in consideration when re-newing licenses after a certain age: daily medications, mental state, alzeihmer.
    from my own experience, in ny and ca, 2 states where i lived in the past 20 yrs, elderly drivers are much safer, experienced, but, on the other hand , after a certain age there are people with LOTS of medicines they need to take daily…if you read some of the warnings on these meds labels..is scary

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