SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. – Miami-Dade Police are investigating a crash in southwest Miami Dade where a FedEx driver was run over by his own truck.
The accident happened around 3:20 p.m. at SW 58th Street and SW 97th Avenue, according to police.
Investigators said the 34-year-old victim was distributing packages on his assigned route when, at one point, his truck failed to start. The victim began to work on the front exterior of the truck. It then began to roll forward. Despite his efforts to evade the moving truck, he was pinned underneath and dragged on the roadway.
Witnesses told police that the man tried to get out of the way, but couldn’t and was run over becoming pinned under the front of the truck.
Miami-Dade police said bystanders were able to help get the man out as rescuers arrived on scene.
The driver was transported to the hospital, where police say he is in extremely critical condition.
“Right now we are holding out for hope,” said Detective Chris Thomas of the Miami-Dade Police Department. “We pray for his family that they get to be thankful this Christmas and not be enduring some sort of tragedy.”