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A Cave City woman escaped major injuries on Monday, July 17, 2017 when her car rolled approximately 150 yards down a hill into a pond at hole number seven at Shady Hollow Golf Course in Cub Run.
Family members said Mrs. Lillian Alice Harper, (76) had been taking care of her mother who lives just off the course. According to Mrs. Harper's brother, J.C. Ramsey, owner of the golf course, she went out to move her car into the shade. She apparently left the car in neutral instead of park after shutting it off and removing the keys. Family said that as she exited the gray Chevy Impala, it began rolling, knocking her to the ground.
Mrs. Harper received minor injuries according to those on scene, where she fell as the car knocked her down. The vehicle rolled down the steep embankment and entered a pond on the course where it floated another 50 feet or so.
Only a portion of the rear of the car was visible from the water. A tow truck driver waded into the pond where he hooked a chain to a rear wheel. The car was pulled out but is expected to be totalled. Officials couldn't see the gear indicator on the dash but it was confirmed that the gear shift was pulled down either in drive or in neutral.
Family members were immediately on scene to come to Mrs. Harper's aid and she was taken to the Medical Center in Bowling Green via Hart County EMS. Also responding was the Cub Run Rescue Squad and Brownsville Fire Dept.