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Man Struck By His Own Truck

El Centro Police are investigating an accident that resulted in a man being struck by his own truck.

According to El Centro Police , a 61-year old man was in the parking lot of a business in the 800 block of South Imperial Avenue attempting to start his truck from under the hood. The truck started and the transmission was in Drive causing the truck to move forward. The man got in front of the truck and tried to stop it and when that was unsuccessful he ran to the drivers side of the truck , again trying to stop the vehicle. At this point he was pinned between the truck and a parked , unoccupied car. The truck owner sustained internal and external injuries before he was able to crawl away from the wreckage. The injured man was taken by ambulance to a nearby school campus and then airlifted to a San Diego hospital for treatment. The accident remains under investigation.