Elderly man hit by truck, pinned under SUV in Fall River

An 84-year-old man was rushed to the hospital with life threatening injuries after being hit by a pickup truck and pinned under an SUV in Fall River on Thursday.

It happened on Pitman St. around 11:15 am.

“I looked in my rear view mirror and the truck came flying back and  hit into the car. I thought it was just the car that he hit. I got out of my truck to see what happened, I noticed that I saw a foot underneath the car,” said Kevin Herman.

Herman says the victim’s son was behind the wheel of the pickup truck.

He says after being hit the victim became trapped underneath a parked SUV.

“I was talking to him but he wasn’t making more than grunts. I was trying to get him to wiggle his fingers,” said Herman.

Neighbors who came outside after hearing the crash say the man was in bad shape.

“He was blue, I don’t think he was breathing. They were doing CPR and all that,” said Tammy Michel.

Both cars involved in the accident were towed from the scene.

The man was taken to Rhode Island Hospital.

His identity has not yet been released.

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