A MAN died in front of his son in a “horrific” accident yesterday as he tried to stop his car rolling down a hill.
The 69-year-old had returned to his Kia Sportage after a walk when it began to roll downhill in a cul-de-sac yesterday afternoon in Bolton.
A man was killed in front of his son yesterday when he was run over by his own carCredit: SWNS
The man had been on a walk with his son and their dog before the horrorCredit: SWNS
As he attempted to stop the vehicle, he was run over.
Tragically, the horror unfolded in front of the man’s “screaming” son, who is believed to be around 25.
Businessman Lee Houghton found footage of the moment the man suffered fatal injuries on his home CCTV.
The 54-year-old said the film has left him unable to sleep.
He said: “I saw what happened on my home CCTV.
“I haven’t been able to sleep since. It is horrific.
“The man had been walking his dog with his son in the local park.
“They came back and his son got in the front seat as the dad put his rucksack into the boot.
“But then the car rolls back.
“Tragically he tried to stop and it rolled onto him.
He was putting a bag in the boot when the vehicle rolled backwardsCredit: SWNS
“His son was screaming. He was devastated.”
It’s believed the victim is from Sale in Greater Manchester.
“He just tripped and went under the car,” Lee said.
“It’s horrible. Everyone is really cut up about it.”
Another neighbour called the incident “devastating” and said the son was “screaming”.
“It was heartbreaking to see,” they said.
Emergency services rushed to the street.
However, despite the efforts of paramedics, the man was pronounced dead at the scene.
Greater Manchester Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident, which happened at around 2.20pm.
Sergeant Philip Shaw said: “This appears to be a tragic accident and our thoughts are with this man’s family at this terribly difficult time for them.
“It remains important that we conduct an investigation into the circumstances of this incident to make sure the family have answers to why this happened.
“We encourage anyone who witnessed the incident, saw the car prior to the man’s return to it, or has any information that may assist our inquiries to get in touch.”
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