A 94-year-old woman has died after being run over by her own daughter’s car when she stopped by the road to take some pictures to celebrate receiving her Covid-19 vaccine.
Edna Batista da Cruz died after being run over in Brazil on Monday, just moments after she finally got her coronavirus bite.
The woman was being taken by her two daughters to be vaccinated and the three were on their way home when they stopped to take the photos of a sunflower field.
Edna’s 61-year-old daughter, who was not named, told police that she parked her car on a steep street next to the field and pulled the vehicle’s handbrake.
The handbrake was not fully activated, however, and as they got out of the car it rolled down the slope just as Edna drove past it and ran it over.
The desperate sisters called emergency services who arrived at the scene and took the elderly victim to the hospital.
However, she died of her injuries on the way.
The 61-year-old daughter and her sister were treated for shock in the hospital.
Edna was buried in the city cemetery on Tuesday.
There have been 9.92 million cases of coronavirus in Brazil and more than 241,000 people have died in the country.
It is the third worst affected country in the world with cases and deaths, with the UK fourth. The US and India are the only countries hardest hit.