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A Saanich man narrowly escaped being crushed by a truck after the parked vehicle began to roll on its own on Saturday evening.

Just after 7:00 p.m., a Saanich man living in the 800-block of Darwin Avenue was working on his truck when the emergency brake popped off and the vehicle began rolling backwards out of his yard towards a retaining wall.

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According to Saanich Police, the truck first hit the man, causing him to fall backwards over a fence on top of the retaining wall. The vehicle then continued to roll backwards, breaking through the fence and landing on top of an unoccupied car on the street below.

“He was incredibly fortunate that the truck didn’t completely fall off the wall though because where he landed after falling over the wall, was right in the path of where the truck would have landed had it dropped fully to the sidewalk,” said Sgt. Julie Fast, Saanich Police.

The man was then taken to hospital by ambulance for treatment of minor injuries.

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