Yakima County man accidentally drives over himself

  • Tue Oct 23rd, 2012 1:50pm
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Associated Press

TAMPICO — A man was run over by his own car in the community of Tampico in Yakima County.

The sheriff’s office says the 74-year-old was adjusting the idle Monday and reached inside to start the car, forgetting it was in reverse gear.

Yakima Herald-Republic reported that the car lurched backward, knocking him down. A tire rolled over his head and chest.

The sheriff’s office said the man was conscious when he was taken to Yakima Regional Medical Center.