Dog walker killed by his own car while trying to stop it from rolling downhill

Dog walker killed by his own car while trying to stop it from rolling downhill


A dog walker in the UK was run over and killed by his own car while trying to stop it from rolling down a hill as his son screamed in horror, according to a report Sunday.

The 69-year-old victim had just returned from strolling with a pooch at a local park in Bolton, England on Saturday afternoon when his Kia Sportage appeared to pop out of gear and roll backward, according to the Sun, which cited footage and a witness.

The man tried to stop the vehicle by pushing it from the back —  but fell and was crushed by the car, according to the outlet

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“He just tripped and went under the car,” said Lee Houghton, 54, a neighbor whose home surveillance camera footage captured the tragic incident. “I haven’t been able to sleep since [seeing it], It is horrific.”

The freak accident unfolded on a quiet cul-de-sac while the victim’s 25-year-old son was sitting in the passenger’s

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