A 71-year-old man’s arm was run over by his own vehicle Friday after a central Fresno collision, Fresno police said.
Officers were dispatched to Dakota Avenue and Fresno Street around 2:19 p.m. and found a 71-year-old man laying in the middle of the intersection, Lt. Joe Gomez said. The man suffered a moderate injury to his right forearm after he was run over by his own vehicle.
The 71-year-old was driving his Nissan Xterra south on Fresno Street and rear-ended a Honda Civic that was stopped at the red light on Dakota Avenue, Gomez said. The Xterra driver got out of his SUV to address the collision but failed to put it in park.
The driver fell out of the moving Xterra and his own vehicle ran over his right arm, Gomez said. Witnesses said the vehicle almost ran over his head.
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The driver’s wife, 75, reached over to grab the steering wheel in an effort to stop the vehicle as it moved through the intersection and struck two other vehicles.
No one else was injured. The 71-year-old was treated at the scene and chose not to be taken to the hospital.