A man dies after being dragged for 17 miles under a car.
February 11, 2009 4:46pm CST
How bizarre is that, I am surprised the driver didn't realize or feel that there was something dragging under his car, see story below: Police are questioning a driver in Brighton Beach after it was discovered he had struck a pedestrian -- 17 miles away, near Shea Stadium -- and unknowingly dragged him into Brooklyn. The bizarre incident started in Corona at about 6:15 a.m. when the driver of a sport utility vehicle called 911 to report he believed he had just struck someone at 51st Avenue and 108th Street. Officers who responded found no evidence of an accident, but about 7 a.m. a pedestrian in Brighton Beach saw a dead man under a 1998 Chevy minivan. The passerby told the driver to stop, and police were called. When officers were dispatched to the area of Neptune Avenue and Brighton 10th Terrace, they found the dead man under the van, police said.
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11 Feb 09
That is horrible! First of all why would the moron call and say he thought he hit someone and then KEEP ON DRIVING?!?!?!?! That should be considered a hit and run. That poor man who was the victim in this. I cannot imagine being dragged for 17 FEET let alone 17 MILES.
12 Feb 09
Very worst for that victim under the van.I just can't imagine the pain he would have received.Was the driver drunk when the accident happened.Good drivers are known to find out even small difference in sounds when they are driving.That driver is not fit for the job.