Lincoln man hurt when his pickup runs over him

Posted March 06, 2010, at 4:13 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 30, 2011, at 12:04 p.m.

LINCOLN, Maine — Dale Savage II parked his white Chevy pickup truck in his angled driveway Saturday morning, and was looking for some fishing gear in the back while on his cell phone when the truck began to roll, police say.

Savage attempted to get out of the way and avoid getting crushed between his truck and a nearby telephone pole, but “his right leg got ran over,” Lincoln police Officer Jeff Rice said, and “he was knocked unconscious.”

Savage’s son, Dale Savage III, who is about 18, was inside the Savages’ Bagley Mountain Road house when the accident occurred around 10:25 a.m. He was able to help free his father and took him directly to Penobscot Valley Hospital in town.

Savage’s leg was swollen and bleeding, and Rice was not sure whether it was broken, or whether he had any other injuries.

After running over its owner, “the vehicle kept going and went across the street and hit a shed,” the officer said. The truck “destroyed the shed, it took out one side,” but no one was in the shed, and no other people were hurt.

The injured Savage told Rice he heard a snapping sound before his truck started to move, which he believed was the parking brake.

The Savages live on the back side of Bagley Mountain, and their driveway is “angled,” Rice said.

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