Halton Regional Police are looking into why a vehicle pulled over for a mechanical issue in Burlington suddenly went into a gear and dragged a man briefly before going over a guardrail.
A police spokesperson told Global News that emergency crews were called to Dundas Street, east of Appleby Line, just after 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday with reports of a collision involving a pickup truck.
Police said the truck was heading eastbound on Dundas Street when the 17-year-old driver pulled over due to a mechanical issue.
The driver’s father was outside looking at the vehicle when police said for “unknown reasons,” the truck went into gear, dragged the 47-year-old man, went over the median and ended up on a guardrail beside the westbound lanes of Dundas Street.
A Halton Region Paramedic Services spokesperson told Global News the man was taken to Hamilton General Hospital in stable condition. Police said in a statement early Thursday that the man was still in hospital with serious injuries.
Police closed Dundas Street between Appleby Line and Sutton Drive as investigators gathered evidence.