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Unusual MVA Leaves Man With Injuries In Orange

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May 282021
 

When a reader sees something happening in town and asks me about it, I try to get answers as soon as possible.

In this case, the caller asked “What happened near the Duchess Restaurant? It looks like someone was run over by a car or something.”

I called Asst. Police Chief Max Martins and the short version of the event goes like this.

A car broke down at Racebrook and the Boston Post Road on Thursday night.

The male driver wanted to get the car out of the roadway and put it in neutral, then began pushing it, steering it down Racebrook/Indian River with the driver’s door open.

The vehicle picked up momentum as it proceeded down the hill.

Unfortunately, the man lost his footing and fell onto the road, and the car continued rolling on without him.

As he lay in the street, a vehicle being driven up the road from the opposite direction hit him, running over his leg(s) and pelvis.

Emergency personnel attended to the injured man.

His car came to rest near Connecticut Pest Elimination, Inc. on Indian River Road.

The names of the victim and the other driver were not available.