A 62-year-old Puyallup woman has died after being thrown off a car driven by her mentally ill daughter.
The incident began June 29 when Sandra Bullock of Puyallup called 911 and asked for help with her 25-year-old daughter, Kayley Bullock.
She told dispatchers she was going to sit on her daughter’s car in Edgewood to keep her from leaving.
As Pierce County sheriff’s deputies arrived in the area, they saw Sandra Bullock, sitting on the hood of a car outside a store and talking to the driver.
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“The vehicle was driving really slowly at first and then jolted and the woman flew up in the air, flipped over forward and landed face down on the pavement,” according to court documents.
Kayley Bullock drove off but was stopped nearby by a deputy who followed her. Her mother was taken to Tacoma General Hospital with a serious head injury and died the next day.
Prosecutors charged Kayley Bullock with second-degree assault, failure to remain at an injury accident and failure to obey an officer.
Charges have not yet been amended. A competency hearing for her is scheduled July 14.
Kayley Bullock told deputies her mother followed her in an attempt to stop her from meeting a man she married without her parents’ knowledge, records show.
After her mom climbed on the hood, Kayley Bullock said, she honked several times before hitting the gas pedal and driving off.
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