An 82-year-old Somerset County woman was in critical condition yesterday after suffering a heart attack when she tried to pursue her runaway car and was hit and pinned under an open door, state police said.
Nellie Ann Tyler of Johnson Creek Road in Crisfield had returned home about 12:20 p.m. from the supermarket.
She was unloading groceries from her car while it was parked in her driveway with the engine running, said Cpl. L. K. Guyton of the Berlin barracks.
Ms. Tyler had already made one trip into the house.
When she returned to the car, the four-door Ford sedan, which weighs more than 3,700 pounds, shifted into reverse and started rolling backward.