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Bicyclist Struck, Pinned Under Car in Worcester, Massachusetts



    Witness video shows a young man pinned under a sedan in Worcester, Massachusetts. (Published Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016)

    A bicyclist was struck by a car and pinned under it Wednesday in Worcester, Massachusetts.

    A nurse's aide was driving back to work when he witnessed the accident and sprung into action.

    "It was a scary scene," said Joseph Kegbeh. "He was completely under the car."

    Police have identified the victim as Ronald Corey, 45, from Worcester.

    Dramatic cell phone video shows Corey pinned under the gray sedan that hit him.

    "His head was flat under the car and one hand was moving," Kegbeh said. "When I spoke to him, he was in pain."

    Kegbeh witnessed the aftermath of the accident as he was driving home from work. He and another man had the idea to get a jack to lift the car off the cyclist.

    "The guy brought a jack and screwdriver to jack the car up," he said.

    Corey was wedged in so tight, he couldn't even move his head.

    Police and emergency crews then arrived, but in the meantime, Kegbeh says he told Corey help was coming and to hang in there.

    "It was scary," he said. "Very scary."

    Kegbeh says the victim appeared to be alert and conscious when he was brought to the hospital.

    The Crash Reconstruction Unit is looking into the cause of the crash. They have determined that a tow truck was obstructing the bike lane where the accident occured, however the investigation is ongoing.

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