On Saturday, March 2 at 8:41 p.m. Parsippany Police, Mt. Tabor Fire District 1 and Parsippany Volunteer Ambulance responded to the area of the Raceway gas station located at 2140 Route 10 West to investigate a report of a man that was trapped underneath a vehicle.
The investigation of the incident revealed that a 31 year old Parsippany resident had pulled into the station just as the van that he was operating had run out of fuel. As he began to attempt to push the vehicle up the incline towards the pumps, the vehicle started to roll backwards down the incline. The man became caught between the open driver’s side door and the body of the vehicle.
As the vehicle rolled down the hill into the center lane of Route 10, he was dragged under the vehicle where he became trapped.
He remained pinned under the vehicle until an unidentified motorist who saw the incident stopped and pulled him out from under the van.
The victim was treated and transported to Morristown Hospital by Parsippany Volunteer Ambulance. The incident is currently under investigation by Officer Steven Miller who is one of our specially trained Crash Investigators. If you have any information regarding the incident, please contact the Parsippany Police Department at (973) 263-4300.