A man planning to work on his 1970 Chevrolet El Camino broke his leg when it rolled over him and then down a hill and into the Roza Canal Saturday morning, according to the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office.
The 73-year-old man was pushing the fully restored vehicle out of his garage in the 300 block of High Point Landing when it started rolling backwards away from him, according to a sheriff’s office news release, which did not identify the man.
When he attempted to get into the vehicle to stop it, he was knocked away and it rolled over him, the news release said.
The vehicle then continued rolling downhill through an open field before dropping into the Roza Canal.
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Despite his injuries, the man was able to walk back up the hill to his home, where he got into an all terrain vehicle and went to a neighbor’s for help, the sheriff’s office said.
The vehicle was later found downstream from where it rolled into the canal, and will be removed at a later date, the release said.
The incident took place about 7 a.m. in an unincorporated area of the county less than a half-mile northeast of Moxee.