2013-08-29 / Local & State

Woman Ran Over Sister Who Wanted Ride

BENSALEM, Pa. (AP) – A woman accused of running over her younger sister after a disagreement over a trip to the mall has been charged with aggravated assault, police said.

Redah Raza, 20, was critically injured after a van driven by her 24-year-old sister, Anum, drove over her Thursday at the family’s home in Bensalem, authorities said.

Redah had wanted a ride to the mall, but Anum Raza refused to take her because she had to go to work, according to court documents. As Anum Raza backed out of the driveway, Redah stood in front of the vehicle to try to stop her, The Bucks County Courier-Times reported.

Anum Raza said she “inched’’ forward to get her sister to move out of the way, but Raza jumped on the hood of the van, police said. Anum Raza then accelerated to about 30 mph before she braked about five or six houses away, and her sister fell off the hood, police said.

Anum Raza then tried to park to check on her sister but instead stepped on the gas and drove over her, police said.

At her arraignment Thursday, Anum Raza cried uncontrollably, the paper reports.

In addition to aggravated assault, Anum Raza is also charged with recklessly endangering another person.

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