Albion Man Hospitalized After Accidentally Running Himself Over

July 23, 2012 Updated Jul 23, 2012 at 10:56 AM EDT

By WKBW News

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Albion Man Hospitalized After Accidentally Running Himself Over

July 23, 2012 Updated Jul 23, 2012 at 10:56 AM EDT

ALBION, NY (WKBW/Orleans County Press Release) - An Albion man remains hospitalized in guarded condition this morning after he was accidentally run over by his own vehicle.

The incident occurred shortly after 5:30pm in the parking lot of the WalMart Super Center located at 1385 State Route 31 in the Town of Albion.

Douglas L. Bower, 55 years-old, had parked his 2008 Ford Van and was exiting the vehicle, but did not realize he had left the van's shift lever in neutral. Bower fell as he left the van, which then rolled over him. The van continued to rolls backwards until coming to a stop against a curb.

Bower was flown to Strong Memorial Hospital by Mercy Flight Helicopter.