By Rylee Holwager and Trevor Morgan
A 69-year-old man was critically injured when he was ejected and struck in a three-car collision while trying to stop his car from rolling away from a gas station on Bouquet Canyon and Soledad Canyon Road Tuesday, according to Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station officials.
The incident occurred at about 9 a.m. after the man went to get gas at the Chevron station and failed to put his vehicle in park. His vehicle rolled back and he ran to attempt to jump in the car and stop it. He got halfway in and then accidentally hit the gas, reversing the vehicle into traffic.
Another vehicle then struck the man’s car and, at some point, he was ejected and run over by his own vehicle, according to an SCV Sheriff’s station press release. The man was in critical condition and the incident was still under investigation Tuesday afternoon, the release said.
Firefighters and paramedics from the Los Angeles County Fire Department were dispatched at 9:14 a.m. and arrived on the scene at 9:21 a.m. One patient was transported via ambulance at 9:30 a.m., according to Fire Department spokesman Giovanni Sanchez.
The scene cleared at approximately 11:05 a.m.
This is a breaking news story and will be updated as more information becomes available.