Update: Man Dragged by SUV on McKnight Road in Serious Condition
Ross Township police are investigating whether incident started in Ross Park Mall parking lot.
An unidentified man who was dragged by an SUV along McKnight Road Wednesday afternoon is listed in serious condition at a local hospital, KDKA-TV reported.
A clerk at the store, who did not want to be identified, saw the man fall and called 9-1-1.
“He was very banged up. Surprised to see something like that on McKnight Road," the clerk said. "He was bleeding from his mouth, and he had a head injury and he was banged up, he was scuffed up, you know his arms and his legs.”
Police have good information that the incident between the victim and two white men in possibly a dark green SUV began in the Ross Park Mall parking lot and somehow the victim became entangled with the vehicle just down the road, KDKA-TV reported.
Police believe the man was dragged alongside the vehicle from Patrick Place, the mall entrance, about a quarter of a mile down McKnight Road, when the man was finally able to roll into the Mattress World parking lot.
“He’s lucky that this vehicle didn’t strike him or another vehicle traveling down the roadway didn’t strike him. His injuries are significant, but I believe they could have been much worse,” Sgt. Benjamin Dripps told KDKA-TV.
Ross Township Police said they plan to re-interview multiple witness that have already come forward and are hoping that even more come forward.
Police are also reviewing surveillance cameras from businesses as well as traffic cameras that have been useful in previous investigations, KDKA-TV reported.
If you witnessed this incident, or have any information, you are asked to call Ross police at 412-931-9070.