Do-It-Yourself Dangers

By: Joe Gagnon Email
By: Joe Gagnon Email

A man was rushed to the hospital today after the sport utility vehicle he was working on fell on top of him.
He was so injuried, he could only whisper for help.
Fortunately, neighbors of the Mobile City Trailer Park. including 60–year–old Donald Rogers, rushing to the aid of the resident who's jeep cherokee fell on top of him.
Rogers sprang into action to help his friend who crushed beneath the car.
The victim was rushed to the hospital.
Another example of how dangerous working on your own car can be.
Last month, 44-year–old George Chapman was working under his car when it rolled forward and pinned him, he was found dead the next morning.
As more people try to save a few dollars on car repairs. there may be more do–it–yourselfers out there this summer.
Car expert Joe Armenta has some tips before you become your own personal mechanic, "Make sure you check your owner's manual for the proper places to put your car jack."
There specific points where you should place a jack so you're vehicle doesn't fall off, however, today's victim did used a jack, but he broke rule number two.
He worked on his car while on an unsteady, gravel driveway.
The victim's name is still unknown as of press time.
However, 11 News was told he was taken to the hospital with serious but non–life threatening injuries.


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