Rick Smith, Chief of Police
1 Union St.
Wakefield, MA 01880
For Immediate Release
Monday, April 13, 2015
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Wakefield Police and Fire Rescue Man Pinned Under Vehicle
WAKEFIELD — Police Chief Rick Smith reports that on Monday April 13, at approximately 2:39 p.m., the Wakefield Police Department received multiple 911 calls reporting a man who had possibly been backed over by a vehicle at the Quick & Clean Car Wash at 590 Main St.
Further calls reported that the man was pinned under the vehicle.
Wakefield Police, along with Wakefield Fire and Action Ambulance arrived within moments and found an 82-year-old Reading man with his leg pinned beneath a 2003 Cadillac.
Emergency responders worked to free the man from beneath the vehicle and Wakefield Fire and Action Ambulance immediately coordinated a response by Boston Med Flight to transport the victim.
Wakefield Police and Fire cleared Veteran’s Field for the Med Flight helicopter.
The victim, whose name is not being released, was transported to a Boston hospital a short time later. His injures are not believed to be life-threatening.
A preliminary investigation revealed that the man had parked his car in the lot and got out to possibly check a tire, not realizing that the car was not fully in park. The vehicle began to back up, pinning his leg under the front tire. The accident is still under investigation by officers from the Wakefield Police Department