BRUCE BUMSTEAD/BRANDON SUN
A female driver of a Ford Explorer was able to walk away from a single vehicle roll-over southeast of Brandon Hills in the RM of Cornwallis on Monday afternoon. The driver was taken to hospital with minor injuries.
A man has been sent to Winnipeg hospital following an unusual incident in which it appears he was run over by his own car, RCMP report.
The 70-year-old man’s car had stalled and it seems he was run over as he tried to push it off the highway, said Blue Hills RCMP Staff Sgt. Mike Zens.
"His door was open and apparently he, for whatever reason, lost his balance resulting in the vehicle driving over him," Zens said.
It was one of two strange crashes Monday afternoon.
The Rivers man was driving a Mazda 323 when it stalled near the intersection of Highway 270 and Highway 25.
Investigators hadn’t compiled a full report as of Tuesday, but Zens said the man was pushing the car off the highway when he somehow got "entwined" in his door and the vehicle rolled over top of him.
The man is now in a Winnipeg hospital, but his precise condition wasn’t available. Zens noted that the victim had previous medical conditions that may have contributed to his hospitalization.
In the second case, an 18-year-old woman was lucky she wasn’t electrocuted after her SUV rolled and hit a hydro pole.
The driver of the 1996 Ford Explorer lost control on a rough patch of gravel road about 16 kilometres southeast of Brandon and hit the pole.
The impact brought the live power lines down, although the driver was able to safely exit the vehicle.
"Actually, she was quite fortunate because there was a fair amount of arcing and sparking," Zens said, adding that the driver was also wise to wear her seatbelt.
The woman was taken to hospital to be examined, but it appears she didn’t suffer any significant injuries.
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition July 25, 2012