VANCOUVER, Wash. — Authorities say a woman and her two children sustained serious injuries in a Safeway grocery store parking lot when an employee attempting to park his vehicle ran them over.

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office tells The Columbian ( that 34-year-old Melissa McAllister and her two sons, ages 4 years and 21 months, were injured Saturday morning.

Sheriff’s Sgt. Fred Neiman says the car had to be hoisted up to remove the three from underneath it.

Authorities say 18-year-old Babucarr Touray was parking his 2015 Honda Accord when for unknown reasons the vehicle accelerated.

The vehicle went through a hedge and struck the three pedestrians walking on the other side.

Police say Touray was uninjured, showed no signs of impairment, and was cooperating with authorities.

Information from: The Columbian,

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