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North Carolina woman is killed after being dragged 100 feet in a hospital parking structure


North Carolina woman is killed after tripping over a speedbump in hospital parking lot and being dragged 100ft under a car

  • The Raleigh Police Department identified the victim as Mary Albrecht of Angier
  • She was reportedly walking to her car parked in a handicap space in the hospital parking structure when she tripped over a speed bump and fell on her back
  • As she lay on the ground an incoming car turned to descend down the the ramp of the structure, hit Albrecht and dragged her 100 feet before stopping
  • Police said the driver was unlikely able to see the woman due to objects obstructing his vision 

Mary Albrecht, 78, was killed Friday afternoon after she was run over and dragged  100 feet in a hospital parking structure

A North Carolina woman was killed Friday afternoon after she was dragged 100 feet underneath a car in a hospital parking structure.

Raleigh police said that at 3.15pm, Mary Albrecht, 78, of Angiers was walking to her car parked in a handicapped spot on the first floor of the Duke Raleigh Hospital parking structure.

She was about 50 feet away from her car, police said, when she tripped and fell on a speed bump and fell onto her back. 

As she lay on the ground, authorities said a car, driving at a speed of around 10 miles per hour, was coming down the ramp from the second floor of the parking structure, and was turning to head down the first-floor ramp, when he ran over the speed bump and Albrecht simultaneously, dragging her 100 feet before finally coming to a stop, the North Carolina News & Observer reported. 

Police said Albrecht had fallen down after tripping over a speed bump in the Duke Raleigh Hospital parking structure (pictured). Just as she fell, a car turned to head down the first-floor ramp and hit her as she lay on the ground

Police said Albrecht had fallen down after tripping over a speed bump in the Duke Raleigh Hospital parking structure (pictured). Just as she fell, a car turned to head down the first-floor ramp and hit her as she lay on the ground 

Police would not say whether the driver would face charges, but said they did not suspect drugs or alcohol were involved

Police would not say whether the driver would face charges, but said they did not suspect drugs or alcohol were involved 

Police said the unnamed driver was a man from Knightdale, and was likely unable to see Albrecht on the ground past his car and past visual obstructions in the parking structure. 

Authorities said they didn’t suspect drugs or alcohol to be a factor in the fatal accident, but would not say whether the driver would be charged as the investigation into Albrecht’s death was ongoing.  

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