SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – A Monmouth Junction senior suffered leg injuries after being hit by her own car in the Target parking lot Wednesday afternoon, police said.

Capt. Jim Ryan said the woman, in her 70s, parked in the lot of the shopping plaza on Route 1 around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Ryan said the woman thought the car was in park and exited the vehicle.

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The car, a 2011 Honda Accord, was in neutral, and started to roll backward, hitting the woman.

According to Ryan, the car rolled over the woman’s leg, but did not trap her underneath the vehicle.

A group of people at the scene went to aid the woman until police and first aid arrived, Ryan said.

South Brunswick EMS took the woman to the University of Princeton Medical Center at Plainsboro for treatment, he said.

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