HAMILTON TOWNSHIP — A 48-year-old Burlington County woman injured after being pinned under a car that overturned on her Sunday is still recovering and in critical condition, her mother said Friday.
Kellie Felker, of Shamong Township, was rescued after passers-by and police helped lift the car off of her about 1:30 p.m. Sunday on Weymouth Road near milepost 22, police said.
Sgt. Michael Virga and seven passers-by lifted the vehicle so Sgt. Michael Schnurr could pull out the driver, police said Sunday
Felker was flown by helicopter to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Campus in Atlantic City, with serious injuries, police said. The driver was in critical condition but expected to recover, police said.
Felker’s mother, Peg Miller, of Egg Harbor Township, said Friday that her daughter was still hospitalized and in critical condition. Felker said she has a fiance, as well as three children between the ages of 19 and 24.
“She’s a loving caring person. She’s a strong person. And she’s fighting this tooth and nail,” Miller said.
Miller added she and her husband wanted to thank the group of people who helped remove her daughter from under the car that afternoon.
“I would just like to thank them from the bottom of our hearts for saving her life,” she said Friday. “Everyone just keep praying for her.”
Police provided a dashboard camera video of the rescue, which shows officers arriving at the scene and running over to a group of people standing near an overturned car with smoke coming out of it.
A group of people is then seen lifting the car to move someone from underneath it, while additional cars pass by.
Maria Gallagher, 48, of Hammonton, was on the scene that Sunday when she and her family saw the car on the side of the road. They pulled over and Gallagher ran out of the car toward it.
While she said she couldn’t find the driver at first glance, she later realized the driver was face down, under the vehicle.
“I waved my husband down,” Gallagher said, adding that people pulled up and continued getting out of their cars to help.
Gallagher said she held the woman’s hand and tried to keep her calm.
“I said, ‘Stay with us,’” she said.