Authorities say a 67-year-old woman was trapped for four days after a dresser fell on her while moving furniture in her home, NBC station KGW in Portland, Ore., reported.
Washington County deputies told the station that neighbors had not seen or heard from Virginia Cartier in four days, but that her car was still in the parking lot. They said she lives alone. Neighbors told the station that she usually lets them know when she's going to be away.
Authorities decided to force their way into Cartier's apartment to check on her. She had injuries to her legs and was taken to a hospital and has been released, the station reported.
Sgt. Vance Stimler of the Washington County Sheriff's Office told KGW that the situation could have been much worse if it weren't for Cartier's neighbors.
"If not for the concerned neighbors and decisive action of the deputies on scene the result of this situation could have been tragic," he said.
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