Woman "Crushed"

A Chattanooga television reporter covering the storms just said something about…

“a woman was crushed. Well, I shouldn’t say crushed. She didn’t have any life-threatening injuries.”

What exactly does crushed mean? Felt a little pressure? Popped like a tick? Trapped under a tree? Suffering a bad breakup with her boyfriend?

Seriously, think about your words before they come out of your mouth, especially if you’re a reporter and especially if you’re a TV reporter.