Pedestrian Struck By Vehicle, Trapped Underneath
Police say a 31-year-old Parsippany resident was pulled from beneath a van by an unidentified motorist.
Parsippany Police say they are investigating a Saturday evening incident at the Raceway gas station at 2140 Route 10 west in which a local man was struck by and caught beneath the vehicle he was driving.
Department spokesperson Ptlm. Earl Kinsey reported that a 31-year-old Parsippany resident pulled into the Raceway station just as the van he was driving ran out of gas.
"As he began to attempt to push the vehicle up the incline towards the pumps, the vehicle started to roll backward down the incline," Kinsey said. "The man became caught between the open driver’s side door and the body of the vehicle. As it rolled down the hill into the center lane of Route 10, he was dragged under the vehicle where he became trapped.
"He remained pinned under the vehicle until an unidentified motorist who saw the incident stopped and pulled him out from under the van."
The identities of the victim and the Good Samaritan were not released.
Police and Mt. Tabor Volunteer Fire District 1 responded to the scene, as did Parsippany Volunteer Ambulance, which took the injured man to Morristown Medical Center for treatment, Kinsey said.
There is no word on the man's condition.
Kinsey said the case remains under the investigation of Officer Steven Miller, "one of our specially trained crash investigators."
If you have any information regarding the accident, you are encouraged to contact Parsippany Police at 973-263-4300.