A woman was rushed to the hospital Wednesday afternoon after she was struck by a car while loading groceries into her car in Naugatuck, according to police.
Police said a car backing up in the parking lot of Friehofers Bakery Outlet at 1041 New Haven Road hit the woman around 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, trapping her between that car and her own.
The impact of the crash pushed the victim's car forward several feet, according to police.
Emergency responders rushed the woman to Waterbury Hospital for treatment of serious leg injuries. Fortunately, police said, her wounds are not life threatening.
The offending driver was taken to a local hospital to be checked for injuries, but police said she was not seriously hurt.
Authorities continue to investigate. The driver and victim have not been publicly identified.