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Man Run Over After Lying In Front Of Vehicle

By Lawman Law Firm  Jul. 13, 2011 9:35a

25-Year Old In Critical Condition

A man was seriously injured when he was run over by a vehicle that he lay in front of in a bid to prevent his girlfriend from driving away, reports the Orlando Sentinel.

According to the report released by law enforcement officials concerning the incident, the victim is a 25-year old man who had been involved in an intense verbal argument with his 26-year old girlfriend. The injury is believed to have occurred at about 4:15 a.m., in the parking lot of the Windmill Point condominiums on Alafaya Trail near Challenger Parkway. A spokesperson with the Florida Highway Patrol told reporters that the fight between the couple had escalated, causing the girlfriend to walk away and get in the passenger seat of her cousin’s car.

The victim, not wanting her to leave, tried to prevent their egress by lying down in front of the vehicle. At this point, according to testimony taken at the scene of the crime by members of the Florida Highway Patrol, the girlfriend and her cousin said they lost sight of the man. Believing him to have walked away, the cousin started the car and began to drive forward.

As the car moved out of the parking lot, both people in the vehicle said they suddenly felt a large bump. They stopped the vehicle and got out of the car to investigate, whereupon they realized that they had unknowingly run over the 25-year old boyfriend. At this point they called the police, leaving the victim trapped underneath the wheels of the automobile.

Police used a jack to lift the vehicle off of the man, who had fallen unconscious by the time they arrived. He was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center, where he is said to be in critical condition. Police believe that he was intoxicated at the time of the incident.

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