Woman, 70, dies in freak accident after husband drops her off at church

Woman, 70, dies in freak accident after husband drops her off at church
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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: In a very shocking case, a woman lost her life after being run over by her husband. The accident reportedly happened in the Castle Hill Baptist Church car park in Sydney’s northwest after her husband dropped her there.

However, while reversing the car, the unidentified woman’s husband, also 70, mistakenly hit her. It has been said that the incident took place around 9:30 in the morning on Monday, March 20. The elderly woman went to the church on Showground Rd to run a Bible study group.


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Paramedics failed to resuscitate her

Reports said that the victim was attended at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics but she could not be saved. It has also been said that the woman’s husband did not get injured and was okay after mandatory testing was done on him at Westmead Hospital.


Pastor Ian Deane spoke with 7NEWS after the tragedy and said, “She’s been an active member of the church and the person who witnessed it is also an active member of the church, it’s just tragic... just incredibly sad.” Meanwhile, a probe has been launched into the case but no one has yet been charged. People with information regarding the case have been requested to call the police or Crime Stoppers at 1800 333 000.

‘It's too much for the family’

This comes as another family in Australia had to endure unbearable pain after losing their three-year-old son to a terrible accident. As per reports, Maddox breathed his last on March 11 after his father accidentally hit him while using a lawn mower. The child’s grandmother Wendy shared, “It's too much for the family to talk about at the moment.”


Besides, Pambula Motorfest and Swap Meet issued a statement referring to Wendy, who works with the show. It stated, “Many of you will know Wendy, who is our wonderful (superwoman) secretary/treasurer, some only by her voice over the phone. She always puts others first, and now it is our turn to help her and her family. Unfortunately, Wendy's grandson suffered a tragic accident over the weekend and passed away, and the family is fundraising to cover the cost of little Maddox's funeral.”

A GoFundMe has also been initiated to help the grieving family. The message on the page said, “As you can understand this is a very difficult time for the family and they were not prepared for the sudden passing of Maddox or the high cost of a funeral. We are hoping to raise enough funds to allow Maddox's family, including his two older sisters (5 & 9 years old) to give him a beautiful send off, honouring his memory. Allowing everyone to have their final goodbyes and celebrate his life.”


It added, “Any additional funds raised will go towards allowing Maddox's parents and siblings to travel interstate to connect with family who are unable to attend the service. Some funds will also be needed to provide grief counseling for the family. His family have many beautiful memories to cherish and recall his cheeky personality and would like to provide Maddox with a memorial that honours these memories.”

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