A man dies after being dragged for 17 miles under a car.

@sudalunts (5526)
United States
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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• United States
12 Feb 09
When I heard this on the news tonight it made me ill. You are right, truly bizarre.
• United States
12 Feb 09
News like this really makes your heart stop in its tracks.
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@lilybug (21148)
• United States
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.
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@Margajoe (4720)
• Germany
11 Feb 09
Under a Van? They are a little higher from the road. I think it is possible. I only hope I never have to experience it. That would be a nightmare! Take care.
@sudalunts (5526)
• United States
11 Feb 09
thanks for responding, Yes, a van can be higher off of the road, but if the man was being dragged, I would think the driver might have heard something unusual coming from beneath his car. Have a great evening.
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@Margajoe (4720)
• Germany
12 Feb 09
Normally yes, but maybe he had the music on too loud??? I don't understand it either. Just trying to make sense out of this. Take care, happy mylotting.
@srganesh (6350)
• India
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.