Police said Mary K. Pierce, 43, no address, was driving a 1989 Chevrolet Celebrity at about 11 p.m. when it stalled at Gallia and Vine streets at a red light. Pierce got out of the car and left it in neutral. She then crawled under the front of the car attempting to get it running again.
But a passenger, Paul W. York, reached over from the passenger side of the car and tried to start it. As York started the car, it jumped into drive and ran over Pierce.
The Portsmouth Fire Department freed Pierce and took her to Southern Ohio Medical Center.
The incident is still under investigation and police said no charges will be filed.
Police did not release any information about the incident until Tuesday.
Clothing give-away planned for Friday
The monthly clothing give-away to the needy will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday at New Boston First Church of the Nazarene, 3962 Rhodes Avenue, next to the community center in New Boston. For clothing, enter the fellowship hall by the side entrance on Center Street across from the apartment complex. Bring a sack with you.
There will be clothing in all sizes for the family. No proof of income is needed. The clothing is free for family use and not to be resold.