101-Year-Old Woman Dies After Being Run Over in Grocery Store Parking Lot

January 10, 2018 Updated: January 10, 2018

A 101-year-old Arizona woman has died after being struck by a car in a grocery store parking lot.

Esther Dorsch was walking in the parking lot of Fry’s Food and Drugs in Prescott Valley on Jan. 3 when she was hit.

She was treated in a hospital in Phoenix but ultimately succumbed to her injuries on Jan. 9.

Dorsch was struck by a car being driven by an 83-year-old woman, police told The Daily Courier.

Surveillance footage shows that the driver did not stop for several seconds after the impact, and the driver told officers she didn’t see Dorsch.

“[The driver] is very remorseful, very sad and beside herself,” said Prescott Valley Police Sergeant Jason Kaufman.

No charges have been filed as of yet.

Betty Donald, a close friend of the deceased, told the Courier that the driver should face some sort of penalty.

Dorsch was trapped under the vehicle for several minutes before being freed by firefighters, reported Fox10.

“It was upsetting,” Betty Hampton, another friend, told the broadcaster. “Very upsetting to get to 101 years old and get hit by a car.”

Dorsch was still active and social despite her old age, Hampton noted.

“She went to the computer room every day, get on Facebook, check her emails and surf the web,” said Hampton. “She was with it. She was very young at heart and in mind. A modern 101-year-old with a driver’s license and a Facebook page.”


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