Elderly man pinned underneath car after crash

Andrew Paskowski/WPRI-TV

FALL RIVER, Mass. (WPRI) — An elderly man is in the hospital with serious injuries after he was hit by a car in Fall River.

Police arrived on Pitman Street at about 11:15 a.m. to find the 84-year-old man pinned beneath a parked vehicle.

The initial investigation indicates a family member of the victim was backing a vehicle out of the driveway when it struck the man and a vehicle parked on Pitman Street. As a result of the crash, police said the victim became pinned under the parked vehicle.

Emergency crews freed the man and transported him to Rhode Island Hospital with life-threatening injuries, according to police.

A vehicle with damage to the driver’s side was seen being towed away from the scene.

The accident remains under investigation.

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