Man receives ticket after being run over by his own truck
In what seems like a scene out of The Flintstones, a Massachusetts man was run over by his own truck earlier this week after attempting to slow down his rolling truck by using his foot. As if being rolled over by a pickup truck was not bad enough, Brian Reynolds, a Lynn resident, was issued a ticket for operating a motor vehicle with defective equipment shortly after the accident, according to Salem Patch.
The incident occurred in Salem on Monday while Reynolds was attempting to drive his Chevy pickup truck near the entrance of Mack Park, a recreation area and playground. Unfortunately for the Lynn native, his truck’s brakes failed, sending the vehicle careening down Tremont Street.
Reynolds then opened the driver’s side door and attempted to slow down the truck with his foot. Not surprisingly, Reynolds’s idea did not work and subsequently led to him falling out of the vehicle. The driverless truck then ran over Reynold’s left leg. The runaway Chevy continued rolling down Tremont Street and eventually crashed into a fire hydrant.
To make matters worse, responding officers gave Reynolds a citation after finding the driver face-down in the street. Reynolds was then taken to the North Shore Medical Center. Police indicate that he did not sustain any life-threatening injuries.