Graduate, 23, dies in a freak accident at carpark
A university graduate has died in a freak accident after her head became wedged between a car and toll booth.Victoria Strauss, 23, was killed at a parking garage after she dropped her credit card and accidentally hit her vehicle accelerator pedal while trying to retrieve it, The Sun reports.
A security guard found the Ohio State University graduate with her head lodged between her car and the exit toll booth inside the garage, The Columbus Dispatch reported.
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Video footage shows Ms Strauss dropped her credit card as she was trying to pay for parking inside the garage around at 11.30pm on Monday.
“She attempted to retrieve her card by opening her door and leaning out to pick it up,” the Columbus Ohio Division of Police said in a statement.
“She inadvertently accelerated and collided with the parking kiosk.”
As the car moved forward, her head got stuck between it and the toll booth.
Police arrived at the carpark about six hours later on Tuesday and paramedics pronounced her dead at the scene.
Ms Strauss, who has been remembered as “vibrant, beautiful and caring”, was a Florida native and earned her undergraduate degree from Florida Atlantic University, according to the New York Post.
The police department’s Accident Investigation Unit is conducting an ongoing investigation on the accident.
This article originally appeared on The Sun and was reproduced with permission