Man runs himself over while fleeing from police
Rikki Mitchell, Cory Marshall
Police are looking for a young injured man who they say ran himself over while trying to run from officers.Photo: Video by kgun9.com
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Police are looking for a young injured man who they say ran himself over while trying to run from officers.
Sgt. Chris Widmer with Tucson Police tells KGUN9 a motorcycle officer was attempting to make a traffic stop on a car near Grant and Oracle Roads Thursday morning at 9 a.m.
The car fled from the officer through a Walgreen's parking lot, but was boxed in by construction in the area.
The driver then climbed out of the car while it was still moving. His foot caught on the window and he was pulled under the car.
Police say the rear wheel ran over his torso.
His car then crashed into a dumpster in a Burger King parking lot and the man took off.
"We've heard of people bailing out of cars out the driver side door and having their leg ran over or hurt that way, but this, the way this individual existed the vehicle is pretty odd," Widmer said.
"We know that he was pretty desperate to get away from us so, we definitely have some questions we need answered. Again, we need to make sure this individual is okay," he continued.
Police say he is about 18-19 years old, 180 pounds and 5'8'' tall. He was last seen wearing a black shirt and black sweat pants.
Anyone with information on his location is urged to call 911 as police say he is injured.