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82-year-old Michigan woman flips car trying to avoid squirrel

Woman refused to go to a hospital

Woman flips car avoiding a squirrel in Traverse City. (Traverse City Police via UpNorthLive)

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – An 82-year-old woman hit a parked car and flipped her own vehicle after swerving to avoid hitting a squirrel, according to WPBN/UpNorthLive.

The incident happened in Traverse City Sunday evening. UpNorthLive reports that police said the driver was able to get out of the car with the help of a witness who heard the crash.

The woman refused to go to a hospital and was evaluated by members of the Traverse City Fire Department who, as UpNorthLive reports, determined she only had minor scrapes and bruises.

She was given a citation for driving without due care and caution.


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