Station Wagon Rolls Over 3-Year-Old Girl, Causing Life-Threatening Injuries, as Mom Unloads Groceries: Cops

A 3-year-old girl was airlifted to a hospital with life-threatening injuries after her family's station wagon rolled backward over her as her mother parked it at their house to get groceries out of the vehicle, authorities say.

Police say the 32-year-old mother parked the Subaru station wagon in front of her home on Pine Hill Avenue in Stamford, Connecticut, and got out of the vehicle to unload groceries and her two children, a 3-year-old girl and a 20-month-old boy. 

As she was in the process of pulling out the groceries, the Subaru rolled backward and ran over her young daughter. The mother was able to put the transmission in park, but her daughter had already been hit; the woman's son was unharmed, according to police. 

The little girl was taken to a hospital by ambulance, then airlifted to another for additional treatment. 

It's not clear if the vehicle malfunctioned or the mother forgot to put the car in park. 

The investigation is ongoing. 

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