Construction Workers Help Save Woman Pinned Beneath a Car on Charles Street

-By Dan Murphy

A woman who was pinned beneath an unoccupied car on Charles Street Wednesday has alert construction workers working at a nearby site to thank for helping to rescue her.

According to published reports, a BMW that was double-parked on Mt. Vernon Street rolled backwards about 200 yards at about 3:15 p.m., hitting another car and pinning the victim to the ground.

At that time, Patrick Tanny of Quincy-based Sean Cahill Contracting, Inc. heard the commotion and ran to the accident scene, along with several co-workers, including Noel O’Grady and Richard Cahill.

Tanny said he and the other workers returned to their job site at 70 River St. and retrieved bottle jacks, which they used to hoist the car off the victim.

“She was still conscious, but there was a lot of blood,” Tanny told the Times.

An ambulance responded to the scene and transported the victim to Massachusetts General Hospital “with life-threatening injuries, including several bone fractures and a serious head wound,” The Boston Globe reported.

Two days after the accident, the construction workers were still uncertain of the unidentified 45-year-old victim’s condition.

“We don’t even know her name,” Tanny said.

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