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Man crushed by SUV after jack failure


A Waco man has life threatening injuries after an SUV fell on him while he was working underneath. 

The man was using a jack at the time, but crews on the scene say somehow the jack gave way, crushing the man.  A neighbor of the home at 3913 Sleeper Ave says he saw the man in trouble and went to help.  Using his own jack, the neighbor relieved some of the pressure off the man but wasn't able to fully lift the car.  The neighbor says the man wasn't breathing for some time.

Crews responded just before three Thursday afternoon.  Using rescue airbags, they were able to lift the car up off the man and transport him to the Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center.  Officials say he has life threatening injuries. 


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