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NEMO woman injured after unknowingly switching gears in vehicle

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the incident occurred in the parking lot at Novinger High School around 1:30 p.m. on Saturday. (MGN)

A northeast Missouri woman is recovering after a freak accident.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the incident occurred in the parking lot at Novinger High School around 1:30 p.m. on Saturday.

The school is located on Highway 149.

Troopers say Diane Gasperi, 73, of Kirksville, was an occupant in an SUV.

The vehicle was parked in the lot when Gasperi unknowingly put the SUV into gear.

As a result, the vehicle rolled down a hill and came to rest in a ditch.

Gasperi was transported to Northeast Regional Medical Center by ambulance for treatment of minor injuries.

The crash report states Gasperi was wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident.

No other injuries were reported.

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