North Carolina woman dragged nearly 1,200 feet after trying to dance next to car

RALEIGH, N.C. — A North Carolina woman was hospitalized with “serious life-threatening injuries” after she was dragged nearly 1,200 feet when she attempted to exit a vehicle and dance, authorities said.

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The incident took place in Raleigh just before 2:30 a.m. Saturday, WTVD reported. According to police, the woman had left a 2018 Honda and began dancing but became tangled in the car’s seat belt, according to WNCN.

“As the light turned green, the rear left passenger exited and began dancing next to the vehicle,” the Raleigh Police Department wrote in an incident report.“This passenger became tangled in the seat belt as the vehicle began to drive away. The passenger was dragged approximately 1,185 feet before the driver was made aware of the situation.”

Five people, including the woman, were in the car at the time of the incident, WTVD reported. Police did not indicate why the woman decided to exit the vehicle.

According to the report, the driver was traveling the speed limit, which was 35 mph, according to WNCN. The driver was not suspected of drug or alcohol use, the television station reported.