Wellesley’s first responders attended to a 70-year-old man late Monday morning who was rolled over by his own vehicle at the Wellesley Recycling and Disposal Facility. Wellesley Police shared these details:
Upon arrival officers learned that a 70 year old Wellesley resident had backed his vehicle into a spot to unload the contents, attempted to engage the parking break and exited the vehicle. Either as the male party was exiting or immediately after exiting the vehicle he realized as the vehicle began rolling forward that the parking break was not property engaged. He attempted to stop the vehicle from rolling forward by holding onto the door of the vehicle. He was knocked down by the door as it continued to roll forward and then was struck by the front driver side tire of the vehicle. Two bystanders moved the vehicle, freeing the male party. He was then transported to a Boston area hospital via Medflight with suspected internal injuries.
No further information is available at this time and the name of the victim is not being released at this time.
(A Swellesley reader on our Facebook page said he was on the scene and that 4 to 6 people helped to lift the truck off the man’s chest.)