Man Accidentally Run Over By Paramedics

Authorities in St. Petersburg, Florida say a paramedic truck accidentally ran over the man it was on its way to help.

Police say dispatchers received a call Thursday afternoon about a person who was bleeding about a block away from the fire station. But as firefighters pulled out of the station, they ran the man over.

Police say the victim was apparently lying outside, just a couple feet from the garage doors. A police spokesman says it appears the firefighters got into the truck before the garage door opened and couldn't see the man as they drove forward.

Rescuers took the man to a nearby hospital with injuries described as life-threatening.

Police are continuing to investigate.

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