Police: Bloomington man found pinned under vehicle

Police believe the vehicle rolled down his driveway and hit him.
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A Bloomington man was taken to the hospital Tuesday morning in critical condition after first responders found him pinned under his vehicle. 

Bloomington police say the incident happened at 9:45 a.m. in the 9800 block of Humboldt Avenue South, where a 70-year-old man was pinned under his vehicle, unconscious and not breathing. 

First responders were able to jack the vehicle off the man and then performed life-saving efforts. He was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center. His current condition is unknown. 

Authorities believe the man was standing behind the vehicle when it began rolling down his driveway, coming to a rest in the street. 

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Although these types of incidents are relatively uncommon, similar accidents have happened recently. 

In early June, a 73-year-old woman in Courtland, Minnesota attempted to get back into her minivan after it started rolling backwards. She was knocked down by the driver's side door and run over, breaking her leg. 

In March, a 67-year-old woman from Rubicon, Wisconsin, was seriously injured when her car started rolling backward as she put a child in their car seat, after she'd left the vehicle in neutral.

A 69-year-old woman in Wellington, Florida died that same month when she got out of her SUV while it was still in reverse, before it rolled over her legs.

And Hollywood actor Anton Yelchin was killed in 2016 when his SUV rolled backward and pinned him against his mailbox and security fence, though his family won a lawsuit against Chrysler after it emerged his vehicle had confusing gear shifters.

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