Tucson man runs himself over in ‘stunt’ gone wrong

2013-04-11T16:01:00Z 2013-04-11T16:04:05Z Tucson man runs himself over in ‘stunt’ gone wrongKimberly Matas Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
April 11, 2013 4:01 pm  • 

A Tucson man ran himself over early Thursday morning in a “stunt” gone awry.

Firefighters were called to a residence in the 1100 block of West Farr Street between West Prince Road and West Miracle Mile, at about 3 a.m. and found a man pinned under the differential of an SUV parked in the driveway, Capt. Barrett Baker, spokesman for the Tucson Fire Department, said.

The captain on scene called in additional resources to help lift the SUV off the man, but because the victim was unconscious, four firefighters and a Tucson Police officer lifted the vehicle while a firefighter and a police officer dragged the man out from under the SUV, Baker said.

The victim was “trying a stunt in which he was going to put the SUV in reverse, jump out and lay on the ground behind it, have the vehicle drive over him, and then get up and back to the SUV in time to stop it before it collided with anything,” Sgt. Maria Hawke, spokeswoman for the Tucson Police Department, said. “His plans were thwarted when the SUV stopped on top of him instead of rolling over him.”

As of 7 o’clock Thursday morning the man was in stable condition at a Tucson hospital, she said.

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