UNION CITY — A 21-year-old Union City woman was listed in fair condition this morning at Hamot Medical Center in Erie after being pinned under a car that drove into a gas station Monday evening.
Union City Police Chief Kevin Jones said Ann Mullen-Kroll was walking into Kwik Fill, at the intersection of routes 6 and 8, at about 6:45 p.m. when she was struck by a Ford sedan driven by an elderly woman from Oil City, who was leaving the station after getting gas. Jones declined to release the name of the driver.
“Apparently, the woman put her car into drive at the gas pump and, for an unknown reason, it began to rev,” Jones said. “She tried to put on the brakes but the vehicle struck Mullen-Kroll.”
Jones said the car hit Mullen-Kroll, and slammed into the station, shattering a large window. Mullen-Krol was trapped under the vehicle inside the station for several minutes, he said.
The victim was taken by Union City Fire Department ambulance to nearby Union City Elementary School, where she was boarded onto LifeStar medical helicopter and flown to Hamot.
Kwik Fill closed for business following the accident and reopened this morning.
Jones said charges against the Oil City woman are pending as the investigation continues.