Police Update Man Pinned Between Car And Building In Newark

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Newark – The Newark Police Department responded to the unit block of Ray Street on Friday, January 19th at 7:00 p.m. for a vehicle collision involving a pedestrian. The driver, a 19-year-old female from New York, parked her vehicle next to a residence off the roadway.

As she was getting items out of the vehicle, a 2009 Honda Accord, it started to roll down a hill next to the residence. A 20-year-old male, also from New York, was walking in front of the vehicle when it started to roll down the hill. He stated that he instinctively tried to stop the vehicle, this is when he went under the front bumper and was dragged down the hill. The vehicle came to a stop when it struck a shed, where he was able to free himself.

The 20-year-old male stated he was not run over by the tires and suffered an apparent minor injury to his nose. He was removed from the scene by Aetna Hose, Hook, and Ladder for evaluation at Christiana Hospital. No charges have been filed in this case.

He was transported to Christiana Hospital with a trauma alert called as a precaution.

Breaking Report

Newark – Just after 7:00 this evening officer with the Newark Police Department, along with crews from Aetna Hose, Hook, and Ladder and New Castle County Paramedics responded to the unit block of Ray Street for reports of that a  vehicle had crushed a person.

Responding crews were alerted that as a male’s car began to slide down the hill and he tried to stop it. As the car slide down the hill, with the man in front of it, the car struck a shed in the backyard, pinning the man between the car and the building for an undetermined amount of time.

Upon arrival, crews learned that the male had extricated himself. Ambulance crews and medics treated him at the scene. He was then transported to Christiana Hospital with a trauma alert.

The car slid approximately 30 yards down the hill badly damaging the shed.  It’s difficult to make out in the image.

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