Pedestrian pinned after car jumps curb

Kamloops Daily News
November 22, 2012 01:00 AM

A man was injured after a car jumped the curb and pinned him between a pole and a barrier in front of London Drugs shortly after noon on Thursday. He was taken to hospital by ambulance.

A man walking in front of London Drugs just after noon Thursday was pinned between a pole and a no-post barrier in a bizarre mishap involving a car, Kamloops RCMP said.

Witnesses at Lansdowne Mall told police that a 1989 grey Buick drove into a handicapped stall, backed up, then drove in again. On the second try, the engine revved and sent the car over the curb.

It pushed back a metal sign post so that it hit a 25-year-old Kamloops man walking behind it at the time. The pole bent back and pinned him against a no-post barrier.

The pedestrian was treated at Royal Inland Hospital for cuts to his knee and elbow.

The driver of the car, a 72-year-old Pinantan Lake resident, was issued a ticket for driving without due care and attention.

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