An Army bell ringer injured with a car crash

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A salvation Army bell ringer was injured on Tuesday when a car rode on to the sidewalk and ran over him. An incident took place at about 12.45 p.m outside the Arlington Heights Walgreen, police informed.

A 50 year old Boston based bell ringer was soliciting the donation when the 2008 Toyota Camry rushed through him.

Tony Jamal,  owner of Antoine’s Auto Repair across Mass. Ave, ran to help the victim

He used the jack to lift the car that was trapping the victim’s right knee.

“Sometimes instincts are enough to to do the right thing” Jamal said at the press conference on Tuesday.

Arlington Police chief praised the work and thoughts of Jamal, ”He has helped to minimize the victim’s injuries”, said Ryan.

The victim was taken to the area hospital. there were a few serious but not life threatening injuries. It was a right leg that had major injuries.

Police said the driver, an 87-year-old Arlington man, may have mistaken Walgreens’ front entrance for a drive-through the window.  The driver from Arlington will be cited for operating the endanger and an “Immediate threat” notification will be sent by police to the registry of Motor Vehicle. The registry will now review the driver’s right to have the licence.

The name of the victim is not revealed…. MORE

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