OWINGS MILLS, Md. — The call for a man pinned between two cars came from the Heritage Chevrolet on Reisterstown Road at 10:30 Thursday morning, and it appears events leading up to the accident were set in motion when an unattended utility truck began drifting in the back parking lot.
"The patient, who we believe to be an employee of the dealership, ran to try to stop it, but before he could get into the car, he became trapped between the truck and another vehicle," said Elise Armacost of the Baltimore County Fire Department.
But the worst was yet to come as the weight and force of the two vehicles converged on the man sandwiched between them.
"Ultimately, he was pushed underneath the truck and the SUV and became entangled underneath of it and required some pretty serious extrication from our fire personnel," Armacost said.
The responders used an inflatable air bag system to lift the vehicles off the victim just enough for them to pull him to safety.
Only then could they hand him off to medics who promptly began treating him and preparing him to be airlifted to the Shock Trauma Center.
"The good news is that he was conscious as he was flown out so that's a good sign, but this was a pretty serious injury," added Armacost.