Woman suffers critical injuries after car rolls over embankment, lands upside down

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A car rolled down an alley and off a ledge before landing upside down, 20 feet below on Thursday night. The woman who was in the car is listed in serious condition, but is expected to live after she suffered life-threatening injuries.

It happened just before 6p.m. near Truman and Hardesty. Police say the woman had just returned home and had three kids in the car. When she got them out, the car started to roll and she jumped back in, but couldn’t get the car to stop.

The car crashed through a fence and landed upside down in the back of a parking lot near a laundromat. The Ford Mustang convertible crumpled, trapping the woman inside.

People rushed to help, including the woman's father. They live on Drury, but there's an alley way to park in. Witness Tina Miller described the scene.

“She was saying her leg was caught, her head was bleeding, she wanted somebody to get her out of there. They couldn’t get the doors open to get her out,” Miller said.

She was eventually freed and taken to a hospital. Police say the investigation will center on why the car started to roll. The car belonged to the woman’s boyfriends and was an automatic. None of the woman’s children were hurt in the incident.