Man run over by his own vehicle as it was being stolen
WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah — West Valley City Police are investigating after a man was run over by his own vehicle on Monday.
Police said the man had gone out to start his vehicle and then went back inside his house. Then, police said another person attempting to steal the vehicle, dragged the man out into the street.
“The suspect in this case just hit the gas and hit right into this guy,” said Roxanne Vainuku of the West Valley City Police Department. “And dragged him all the way into the street. So, the victim, in this case, suffered some moderate injuries.”
Vainuku says the man had some broken bones, cuts and abrasions after being run over. Police said the suspect got away in a 1999 white Ford Ranger that had equipment in the back.
Mark Jones contributed to this report.
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