Man run over by car while napping, police say

Friend went to move the vehicle

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – A man who was taking a nap behind a parked car in Chicopee Falls was run over when his friend moved it late Tuesday night, police say. Captain Mark Gilbert of the Chicopee Police Department told 22News that the accident happened around 10:30 P.M. outside a house at 70 Claire Street.

Captain Gilbert said that the man had apparently laid down behind a car to take a nap, but was run over when his friend went to move the vehicle. The man suffered serious injuries and was taken to Baystate Medical Center, but is expected to live.

Police had Claire Street blocked off for several hours while they were investigating, but it was re-opened around 1:00 A.M.

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