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UPDATE: 82-year-old man hit by his own SUV in Ooltewah

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OOLTEWAH, TN (WRCB) -

UPDATE: An elderly man who was hit by his own vehicle on Friday is now listed in stable condition.

82-year-old Earl Williams was pulling into his driveway with his wife, when they spotted wild turkeys and decided to take a second look.

Williams forgot to place his car in park before exiting, and it rolled backwards out of the driveway, with his wife still inside.

Officials say Williams was pulled underneath his car, and it rolled on top of him.

Family members tell Channel 3 that Williams is now is stable condition, and his wife has no serious injuries.


PREVIOUS STORY: Life Force was called for an elderly man hit by his own vehicle in Ooltewah Friday evening.

It happened on Brittany Farm Lane shortly after 5:00 p.m.

Matt Lea with the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office says 82-year-old Earl Williams and his wife were pulling into their long, uphill driveway when Mr. Williams stopped for a better look at wild turkeys he spotted along the way.

Williams forgot to put the Jeep Wrangler in park before he got out of it, causing it to roll back down the driveway with his wife in the passenger seat.

Lea says Williams was pulled under the Jeep and it rolled over him. Williams' wife was unable to stop the SUV, which ultimately came to a stop on its own.

Life Force was called to the scene and flew Williams to an area hospital.

A 911 dispatcher said shortly after the incident happened that he was in critical condition at the time.

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