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Runaway U-Haul van pins woman against retaining wall in Valencia Park

San Diego police
Posted at 10:33 AM, Jun 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-15 13:33:59-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — A 74-year-old woman was pinned between a U-Haul van and a retaining wall after chasing after the runaway van in Valencia Park.

After exiting the van Saturday at about 7:30 a.m., the woman failed to set the parking brake, San Diego Police said. As the van started rolling northbound on Valencia Parkway, the woman gave chase.

She was re-entering the vehicle when it veered to the left, struck a fire hydrant, a retaining wall, and another vehicle, police say, pinning the woman between the van and the wall.

The woman suffered non life-threatening injuries, including a fractured pelvis.

SDPD Traffic Officers were investigating the incident Saturday.