Man trapped, dragged while trying to stop car from rolling down hill
A man escaped with only minor injuries after he was trapped under a car and dragged down a hill while trying to stop the vehicle from rolling away, police said.
The incident happened at 7 p.m. Jan. 19 in the unit block of Ray Street, according to Sgt. Gerald Bryda, a spokesman for the Newark Police Department.
The driver of the 2009 Honda Accord, a 19-yearold woman from New York, parked her car near a house and was getting items out of the vehicle.
As the car began rolling down a hill next to the house, a 20-year-old New York man who was walking in front of the car sprang into action.
“He instinctively tried to stop the vehicle,” Bryda said. “This is when he went under the front bumper and was dragged down the hill.”
The car eventually came to a stop when it hit a shed, and the man was able to free himself. The victim was not run over by the car’s tires and reported only a minor injury to his nose, Bryda said.
No charges were filed.