Woman hospitalized after husband backs truck into her

A 72-year-old woman is hospitalized after she was struck by a truck.

Thursday afternoon Amarillo Police Department officers responded to a motor vehicle v. pedestrian call in the 4700 block of south Soncy.

According to police, the incident occurred in a a business parking lot when 68-year-old Noel Richards was attempting to back up a Dodge Ram and struck 72-year-old Myrta Richards. Myrta had walked behind the vehicle without Noel's knowledge.

Myrta was hospitalized with what police initially thought were life-threatening injuries, she is expected to recover from the incident.

APD's Traffic Investigation Squad is investigating the incident.