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FROM STAFF REPORTS

LLANO — A 92-year-old woman died Dec. 3 after she was struck by her own vehicle in a Dollar General parking lot the day before, according to a Llano police spokesman.

The incident occurred just before 1 p.m. Dec. 2 at the store in the 400 block of Bessemer Avenue (Texas 16).

“It appears she was getting out of the vehicle to go into the store, and that’s when the vehicle ran over her,” Llano Police Chief Kevin Ratliff said. “The investigation revealed she didn’t put her vehicle in park all the way.”

Cliffa Cook, 92, of Pontotoc had been driving a Chrysler Town and Country mini-van.

After she exited the vehicle, it struck her from the front and then stopped in the middle of the parking lot.

“She was alert and conscious,” Llano Police Chief Kevin Ratliff said. “She did suffer some trauma.”

Cook was treated by Llano County EMS at the scene, transported to Baylor Scott & White Hospital-Llano and eventually airlifted to University Medical Center Brackenridge in Austin.

“Apparently, she passed away sometime during the night,” Ratliff said.

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3 thoughts on “92-year-old woman dies after car rolls over her at Llano store

  1. Agreed- I wish we didn’t have this aversion to trains, buses and taxis. I love living here in our country but sure wish we’d adopt some best practices from overseas- we lived in Japan and while they still don’t have the housing thing down, they sure have clean and widely available modes of transportation even out in the sticks on top of having the rights and benefits of their own cars. I’m just now 50 but we worry day and night about our elderly parents who are still strong, able, sharp, but…. just naturally cheat painful death or trauma on a daily basis driving. God bless our churches and social services for their little van services but that’s like a bandaid on a gunshot wound. So many wonderful seniors turn into caged chickens just stuck at home and are left out.

  2. Very sad, but why is a 92 year old individual still driving? Reflexes are slowed, eyesight is impeded, limbs are arthritic. Sorry that she passed in this manner.

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