Auto Mechanic Critically Hurt After Car Runs Into Him In Repair Bay

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 A mechanic who was working on a car at an auto repair shop was hurt critically Sunday after a car hit him.

Police said it happened just before 1 p.m. at the Firestone Complete Auto Care Center in the Hidenwood Shopping Center off Warwick Boulevard.

An 81–year-old woman was in her car and accidently hit the accelerator, driving into a service bay where the car struck a mechanic who was working on a vehicle on a lift.

The woman's car also hit the vehicle on the lift, but it was not knocked off the lift.

The driver was not hurt.

A spokesman for the Newport News Police Department wasn't sure if the driver was a customer at the business. He said that police did not expect to file charges because the incident was an accident that happened on private property.

This article originally appeared on 13newsnow.com

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