From a panoramic window in his Spring Hill home, 75-year-old Phillip Daddario could see the whole thing.
Around 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Daddario said, he heard his wife, Josephine, screaming from the driveway of the couple's home at 8137 English Elm Court. When he got up to see what was going on, Daddario watched his 1991 Dodge Spirit slowly roll down the home's inclined driveway and over his 73-year-old wife, who had been trying to get her keys out of the ignition.
"She actually ran over herself," he said. "When I got to the window, I saw the wheel roll right over her body."
According to accounts taken by the Spring Hill Fire and Rescue Department, Josephine Daddario was unable to remove the keys from the ignition when she returned home from a shopping trip. She went inside to ask her husband for advice how to get them out and was going back to the car when the accident occurred.
Phillip Daddario said he thinks his wife must have put the car in reverse and forgotten to engage the parking brake, causing it to roll backward.
Capt. Mike Rampino of Spring Hill Fire and Rescue said paramedics found Josephine Daddario sitting up, complaining of pain in her shoulder. She was taken to Columbia Regional Medical Center at Oak Hill, where officials refused to release her condition Sunday afternoon.
Phillip Daddario said his wife sustained a broken clavicle, two broken ribs, two broken fingers and a cut on her finger that required stitches.
"(Josephine's) hurt, but not real bad," he said.
Daddario said doctors estimate Mrs. Daddario will be able to return home within two days.
But despite the seriousness of what happened, Daddario maintains an optimistic and humorous attitude toward the accident.
He thinks his wife will do the same.
"It's just one of those things, really," he said Sunday. "You really have to laugh, I guess."