Crews free pedestrian trapped underneath car when she’s hit in parking lot

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

Pedestrian struck and pinned under car in Dayton

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

(UPDATE @ 4:50 p.m.) A woman left trapped underneath a car outside a Dayton grocery store has been taken to a hospital suffering at least a broken leg in what police on scene are calling a "freak parking lot accident."

The victim, 26, was getting into the back seat of a car when another, moving in reverse, hit and shoved her underneath the car she was trying to get into, according to the preliminary assessment of the accident.

That left her pinned between the rear, passenger side wheel and one of her legs pushed into the wheel well.

A Dayton fire-rescue crew had to remove the tire to free the woman, who suffered at least a broken leg. Otherwise, her injuries were believed to be non-life threatening.

Police Sgt. Robert Plingner said the driver who backed into the victim will be charged.


Emergency crews are working to free a pedestrian who was hit by a car and became trapped under the vehicle in Dayton Friday.

Firefighters and police responded to the Mor for Less store at 444 James H. McGee Blvd. around 3:45 p.m. on reports of a pedestrian hit by a vehicle.

Reports indicate the victim was pulled from under the vehicle around 4:05 p.m. and has been transported to an area hospital.

We’ll update this page as we learn more.

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