Eastern Iowa man run over by own truck

BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — A Burlington man has suffered serious injuries after being run over by his own truck.

The Burlington Hawk Eye reports (http://bit.ly/17UMjmm) that the accident happened Thursday afternoon at the intersection of Iowa Highway 16 and U.S. Highway 61.

Lee County Sheriff Jim Sholl says 45-year-old Bradley Dale Shipley was driving a large pickup westbound on Highway 16 when he stopped and got out of the truck to deal with construction equipment he was hauling that had come loose. Sholl says Shipley failed to put the truck in park. When the truck rolled backward, Shipley tried to stop it and was run over.

Shipley was flown to an Iowa City hospital. A hospital receptionist said Saturday that no one there could disclose Shipley’s condition.

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Information from: The Hawk Eye, http://www.thehawkeye.com

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