Man Pinned Under Vehicle in Parking Lot in Hialeah, Florida
HIALEAH, FL. – According to an online news report posted at nbc12.com, a man became pinned under a vehicle in a parking lot in Hialeah, Florida. It is not clear how the incident occurred, but the man was taken to a local hospital with injuries, according to the news report. Authorities are investigating.*
The accident happened at a shopping plaza parking lot in Hialeah. The name of the plaza and the store connected to the parking lot where the accident happened were not named in the report. The Hialeah Police Department and Hialeah Fire Department report that emergency crews responded to the scene on reports of a possible pedestrian accident.
Officials arrived to discover that a person had been somehow pinned under an SUV. The report from NBC 12 states that the SUV fell onto the man, and he became trapped underneath. It is unclear how this happened. The report does not provide details about the events taking place prior to authorities’ arrival at the scene.
Hialeah Fire Division Chief David Rodriguez said that the man, age 82, was conscious and alert when crews came to the parking lot. NBC 12 reports that he sustained injuries, including what Rodriguez described as a “pretty bad head injury.” Crews reportedly worked for 15 minutes to lift and stabilize the SUV, then pull the man out.
Rodriguez said responders were talking to the man the whole time, making sure that he maintained consciousness. He was reportedly then taken to a local trauma center and admitted to the intensive care unit. NBC 12 reports the man’s family said he was in stable condition.
No information about the driver or owner of the SUV was reported. Rodriguez said he did not see a driver at the scene, only the victim. The incident is still being investigating by Hialeah Police.
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