NEW PORT RICHEY — A woman was rushed to an area hospital Tuesday after authorities say she was pinned beneath an armored vehicle that ran over her in a parking lot.
According to Pasco County Fire Rescue, the incident occurred sometime before noon in a parking lot at the intersection of State Road 52 and Little Road in New Port Richey. Photos posted to the agency’s social media pages showed the armored truck, owned by cash-handling company Loomis, parked between an Aldi grocery store and Wawa gas station in spaces also shared by a branch of Truist bank.
Firefighters said the Loomis truck struck the woman as she was walking across the parking lot and then pinned her in such a way that her legs became stuck underneath a metal step located below the driver’s side door.
Photos shared by the agency show first responders had to pry the step off of the vehicle to free the woman.
The woman is listed as a “trauma alert,” Pasco Fire Rescue spokesperson Corey Dierdorff said.
Investigators were still at the scene by 1:30 p.m. No additional details on how or why the woman was struck were immediately available.