German pensioner runs wife over twice

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An 85-year-old man in Germany seriously injured his wife by running her over in their car not just once but twice, police said Sunday.

The man failed to notice that his wife, also 85, was behind the car as he reversed onto the road from their house in Bremerhaven in northern Germany, knocking her to the ground and running over both her legs.

"A vigilant witness ran to the scene of the accident and attempted to stop the 85-year-old. He then halted the car and drove forwards, running over his wife for a second time," police said in a statement.

The woman was taken to hospital with serious face and leg injuries.

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