A pedestrian suffered life-threatening injuries Wednesday when a car struck him in a parking lot in central Vancouver. He was pinned underneath the vehicle, according to the Vancouver Fire Department.
Police, medics and fire and rescue crews were dispatched shortly after 1 p.m. to Sky Zone Trampoline Park at 5000 E. Fourth Plain Blvd., for a report of a crash involving injuries.
A vehicle struck and ran over a pedestrian, pinning the 30-year-old man under the vehicle, fire department spokesman Bryan Fredrickson said.
Bystanders tried to use car jacks to free the man but were unsuccessful, Fredrickson said.
Firefighters stabilized and lifted the car off of the pedestrian, who was taken to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center with severe injuries. The man is currently in critical condition, the fire department said in a news release.
The victim’s name was not released. The department did not have information on the driver.
Fredrickson discouraged citizens from trying to free people pinned under cars. There is a chance the vehicle could fall and crush the person a second time. The equipment used by the fire department braces vehicles for safer recovery, he said.