Delaware man run over by wife while teaching her to drive

Posted June 23, 2014, at 8:34 p.m.

A Delaware man was run over by his wife while teaching her to drive and had to be airlifted to a hospital for his injuries, police said Monday.

The 34-year-old man, whose name was not released by police, was helping his wife, 28, prepare for her driver’s test in the Delaware City Department of Motor Vehicles parking lot when he was hit Sunday evening, said Delaware State Police spokesman Sgt. Paul Shavack.

The man lost his balance and fell after getting out of their 2006 Honda Civic to remove a traffic cone that had become lodged beneath the car’s front end during his wife’s test run, Shavack said.

His wife stepped on the accelerator, the car struck him and he was pinned underneath, he said.

A state police helicopter took the man to a local hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening, Shavack said. His condition was unknown.

Charges in the case have not been filed, although state troopers are continuing to investigate the incident.

Shavack could not confirm whether the woman proceeded to take or pass her driving test.

 

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