JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A man trapped underneath an SUV after being run over Wednesday morning at a Jacksonville Walmart was taken to a hospital in critical condition, firefighters said.
According to Jacksonville Fire Rescue's Twitter page, crews were called to the Walmart on San Jose Boulevard near I-295 just after 11 a.m.
Video from the scene shows the man, who is in his 60s, completely under the SUV and being pulled to safety after firefighters were able to lift the SUV and slide him onto a backboard. He was taken to Orange Park Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.
Witnesses said the man was standing in the parking space as a driver backed out, and the driver who next pulled into the space didn't see the man and ran over him.
Police have not released any information on the driver, but said the driver is cooperating. A witness said the driver appeared to be a young woman in her 20s who was visibly shaken up.
Shoppers said the parking lot is often congested and pedestrians need to pay extra attention.
Several shoppers who witnessed the incident were interviewed by investigators.
Great work by crews on scene getting patient from under the car quickly— MyJFRD (@JFRDJAX) June 20, 2018