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Woman Hit, Killed by Car in Market Basket Parking Lot Identified

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    A woman has died after she was hit by another vehicle while putting away groceries in the parking lot of a Market Basket in Westford, Massachusetts on Thursday morning.

    (Published Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017)

    A woman was killed when her car was hit by another vehicle while she was putting away groceries in the parking lot of a Market Basket in Westford, Massachusetts on Thursday morning.

    The incident was first reported at 6 Cornerstone Square around 11 a.m., according to Westford Fire.

    "When we saw it, she was underneath the wheels of the car. It was surreal. It was like nothing I've ever seen," witness Mary Chandler said.

    Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan said preliminary investigation shows that the woman, identified Friday as 64-year-old Wei Wang of Acton, was at the back of her Toyota Highlander in the parking lot when a second motor vehicle struck her SUV while parking, causing her vehicle to roll backward over her, pinning her underneath.

    Wang was reportedly putting groceries into her own car at the time of the accident. 

    "The ambulance, they were here within seconds, because the fire department's right up the street," Chandler said.

    "I saw all the commotion and I looked over and I saw the lady and them doing compressions on her," added Donna Robinson, another witness.

    Wang was rushed to the hospital, where she was later pronounced dead.

    The driver of the car that struck the victim's car remained on scene.

    Market Basket said they are "shocked and saddened" and their thoughts and prayers go out to the victim's family.

    People who shop at the Westford Market Basket regularly said it's dangerous for drivers and people walking to get their groceries.

    "It is a dangerous parking lot," said Robinson. "I don't shop here often, but when I do, it's crazy. I always park down the end because it's just so bad backing up, walking by cars. It's very bad."

    "I get concerned all the time anywhere you go because people fly through the parking lot constantly and it's really a horrible, horrible thing," Cindi North said. "They need to start putting speed bumps everywhere."

    No charges have been filed at this time, but the accident remains under investigation by the district attorney's office, Westford Police, and Massachusetts State Police.

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