Man in critical condition after vehicle falls on him

Police on scene after a vehicle fell on a man making repairs on July 6, 2017. (Courtesy of Kimberly Downey, Complete Investigations)

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A man is in critical condition after a vehicle fell on top of him while he was making repairs underneath it, police said in a release.

The Grand Rapids Police Department said the incident happened around 9:33 a.m. Thursday in a parking lot of a hotel at 3221 Plainfield Ave.

Two men were working to repair the transmission when the vehicle lunged forward and slipped off the jack, dragging one of them about 10 feet, police said. Bystanders were able to lift the vehicle off the man enough to drag him out from beneath it.

The injured 50-year-old man from Houston was transported to a Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital with critical injuries, according to the release.

The other man did not suffer any injuries.