EAST AURORA, N.Y. (WIVB) — A simple trip to the grocery store ended in tragedy Sunday night in East Aurora.
A 48-year-old woman was killed after an SUV struck her in the TOPS parking lot on Grey Street.
It happened just before 10 o’ clock according to police.
The woman, identified as Colden resident Wendy Bus, was walking out of the store with her son, who works at that TOPS location.
“The woman’s son was yelling help at the driver and that’s when I realized there was a woman on the ground,” said a witness.
The vehicle was not in a parking spot, according to police.
“It appears the vehicle was travelling in reverse and struck the woman and her grocery cart, causing head injuries to the female,” Krieger said.
Bus was transported to ECMC, where she died hours later.
According to Kreiger, the surveillance system at the TOPS was not able to capture the incident.
The witness we spoke to, who did not want her named used, attempted to provide first aid along with another witness before help arrived.
“She was bleeding severely. So I had asked the other girl, I said I need something to wrap around her ankle. She emptied out her shopping bag full of groceries and handed me her shopping bag, and we tied that around and managed to make a tourniquet with it.”
No charges have been filed against the driver, who is 18.
East Aurora Police are working with the Erie County Sheriff’s Office on the investigation.
A TOPS spokesperson released the following statement:
“TOPS Friendly Markets extends its deepest condolences to the victims family. TOPS is currently assisting authorities with the investigation.”