Elderly couple injured while trying to push disabled car to Phoenix auto repair shop

Posted at 10:45 AM, Dec 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-29 13:40:10-05

A man and woman in their 80s ended up in the hospital after trying to push their disabled car off of a Phoenix roadway Thursday morning.

The incident occurred near 24th and Northern avenues around 10 a.m.

According to a Phoenix Fire official, the couple was traveling on I-17 when they encountered car trouble.

They were pushing their vehicle to a nearby auto repair shop when the car hit a slope and picked up speed, unexpectedly dragging the woman and knocking over the man.

Officials say both were taken to the hospital for injuries.