Strange accident: Man fails to put van in ‘park’ and it rolls back, hurting him

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - A leisurely day flying planes at the radio control airfield in Huntsville took a turn for the worse for one man.

Around 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Huntsville Police were called to help a man who had been hit by a vehicle at Wilbourn Field, off Leeman Ferry Road.  The odd part, the man hit was hit by his own van.

Officers say the man had put the vehicle in park, then got out and the van started to roll in reverse.

The driver door knocked him down before the van eventually came to a stop at a fence.

The man was taken to the hospital, but is expected to be okay.

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