Self-Storage Tenant Injured in Car-Gate Snafu in Basalt, CO

A woman was injured by her own car on Monday while trying to enter her access code at a Basalt, Colo., self-storage facility. The tenant had exited her car to punch in the code, accidentally leaving the vehicle in reverse. She sustained “extensive injuries” to her legs when she attempted to stop the vehicle from moving, Basalt Police Sgt. Aaron Munch told the source. Emergency responders were called to the property on Park Avenue around 4 p.m.

A woman was injured by her own car on Monday while trying to enter her access code at a Basalt, Colo., self-storage facility. The tenant had exited her car to punch in the code, accidentally leaving the vehicle in reverse. She sustained “extensive injuries” to her legs when she attempted to stop the vehicle from moving, Basalt Police Sgt. Aaron Munch told the source. Emergency responders were called to the property on Park Avenue around 4 p.m.

It isn’t clear from the report how the woman’s legs were injured or whether she was entering or exiting the facility. The car also struck one of the storage buildings, but caused no damage to the property, according to Munch. The tenant was transported to Valley View Hospital for treatment.

The self-storage facility is near the intersection of Park Avenue and Willits Lane, the source reported.

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