LMPD said a Louisville taxi driver was severely injured after he got stuck underneath his cab, and a pickup truck ran over his legs.
A 64-year-old man was driving a taxi cab north when he stopped along Matheis Lane to check a pickup address, the Louisville Metro Police Department reported. After he stepped out of the cab, he discovered that he had left the car in reverse. Subsequently, the car began to roll away. This report was gathered by LMPD according to the statement of the taxi driver.
When the taxi driver attempted to stop the cab, he slipped and became partially trapped underneath the vehicle. While his head and torso were stuck under the car, a pickup truck traveling south drove over the man’s legs.
According to a spokesperson for the police department, the pickup driver didn’t stop. LMPD has not classified the incident as a hit-and-run, however. This is because the driver might not have known he or she ran over someone. The representative for LMPD stated, “He or she would have thought they drove over a branch.”
The taxi driver was transported to a nearby hospital with life-threatening injuries, police stated.
Officials are still searching for the pickup driver.
Dr. Brian Elias, from The Accident and Injury Team, comments on this crash. “This was a serious accident that resulted in a Louisville taxi driver sustaining life-threatening injuries. Our hearts go out to the the victim, and we hope he makes a full recovery. Please remember to always be vigilant when you are driving and watch out for bystanders who may not be visible at first glance. We hope investigators are able to identify the driver of the pickup truck.”
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