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17th Dec 2007, 19:49
Cary man accidentally kills wife when backing out of driveway, police say

Tribune staff report
2:13 PM CST, December 17, 2007

A Cary woman was killed over the weekend when her husband hit her as he was backing a vehicle out of the driveway of their home, police said Monday.

Greta Sward, 74, of the 400 block of West James Way was pronounced dead Saturday at Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington, said Cary Detective Sgt. Ed Synek.

"They were going to pick up a relative," he said. "She had walked to the end of the driveway, where she might have slipped or fallen down. He didn't see her, and when he was backing up he thought he hit a snowbank."

Synek said poor weather conditions might have contributed to the accident. He said Greta Sward may have slipped and that the weather may have reduced visibility as her husband, Henry, 82, was backing the car.

Henry Sward was cited for improper backing, Synek said.

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MSP Aviation
17th Dec 2007, 22:35
I find it amusing that "accidentally" isn't in quotes every time.

Dan D'air
17th Dec 2007, 23:07
Yeah. Right. Result or what???

18th Dec 2007, 01:03
Germy Clark's son may have a point when he says that a person with 80/100 is in a better condition to drive than a completely sober 70 year old. :hmm:

Mind you, the consequences might not be so bad in UK. A Micra would never manage to roll right over the victim, who would then be only seriously injured rather than deceased.