Sherry L. Hagan attempted to rescue Jamie J., Justin J., and Robert J. Day from a runaway automobile, Tecumseh, Oklahoma, May 15, 1990. Siblings Jamie, 6; Justin, 4, and Robert, 1, were in a car that was parked in the lot of a grocery store when the car began to coast backward, toward a highway. Leaving the store, Mrs. Hagan, 36, secretary, saw the runaway car and ran after it. Reaching it before it entered the highway, Mrs. Hagan opened its driver’s door and was attempting to stop the car when she was knocked to the pavement and dragged by the car, which stopped shortly. Mrs. Hagan was hospitalized six weeks for treatment of broken ribs, collapsed lungs, and a broken vertebra.
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