A man walking down a sidewalk in Brockton on Thursday morning was killed when an SUV driver hit the gas while parking her vehicle.
Around 8 a.m. near the corner of West Elm Street and Warren Avenue, a female attorney trying to park her Mercedes SUV by the Brockton District Court lost control and accelerated rapidly in reverse, CBS Boston reported.
The SUV traveled 60 yards over two embankments, through bushes and across a road before striking a pedestrian on West Elm Street, The Enterprise reported. The SUV dragged the man into a nearby parking lot before it came to a stop when it struck a building.
The victim, believed to be homeless, later died at Brockton Hospital, CBS Boston added.
Authorities closed a portion of West Elm Street around the Elmcourt Hotel after the incident, the Enterprise stated.
The SUV driver stayed at the scene as authorities investigated, according to CBS Boston.