Corinna man pinned by car suffers broken arm and leg

Posted Nov. 01, 2011, at 9:26 p.m.

NEWPORT, Maine — A Corinna man suffered a broken leg and arm on Monday afternoon after he was pinned against a garage by the vehicle he was working on, police said Tuesday.

Matthew Downing, 32, was working on the engine of a van in the driveway of a Shaw Street residence when he started the vehicle through the engine.

According to Newport police Sgt. Sanger Davis, the car had been left in gear and lurched forward when started, pinning Downing against the garage. He hollered until someone in the home pulled the vehicle off him, said Davis.

Davis said police receive a call about the incident around 4 p.m.

Downing was taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor by ambulance.

Davis said Downing was conscious and responsive when Newport Rescue arrived on the scene.

He was reported to be in fair condition on Tuesday evening, according to an EMMC nursing supervisor.