This is a really tough story out of Acton today.
Police say a 95-year-old Bedford man who was at Brookside Plaza, 145 Great Road, in Acton, this afternoon backed over his wife’s legs in a tragic accident in the parking lot.
Police were called to the plaza by multiple 911 calls about 1:30 p.m.
Lt. Raymond Grey said officers found that Robert Cann, 95, of Bedford, was in his car in the parking lot and at some point struck a parked car next to him. He began to back his own car up, just as his wife, 94-year-old Elinor Cann, of Bedford, was walking behind the car, according to Grey.
The car struck Elinor Cann and knocked her to the ground as Robert Cann was backing up, and the car drove over Elinor Cann’s legs, causing serious injuries, Grey said.
Elinor Cann was taken by ambulance to the Public Safety Complex at 371 Main Street, where a medical helicopter met emergency crews and flew Cann to Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. Her condition was not immediately available.
Police are reconstructing the accident and continue interviewing witnesses. The investigation is ongoing, so police would not speculate about charges or anything else before the investigation is complete.
This is a pretty horrible situation all around. I hope we all say some prayers for this family.