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PD: Man dragged underneath car in east Las Vegas

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Police blocked an area of Sierra Vista Drive near Cambridge Street after a man was dragged underneath a vehicle on June 24, 2014. (FOX5) Police blocked an area of Sierra Vista Drive near Cambridge Street after a man was dragged underneath a vehicle on June 24, 2014. (FOX5)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

A man suffered life-threatening injuries after he was trapped under a vehicle and dragged for more than a mile, Las Vegas Metro police said Tuesday.

According to Metro Sgt. Richard Strader, a call of a person underneath a vehicle came in about 3:30 a.m. in the area of Sierra Vista Drive and Swenson Street.

Strader said a woman driving a car stopped in the area after hearing someone screaming. The person screaming was a man who was underneath the vehicle.

Firefighters were called to the scene to lift the vehicle off of the person, police said.

Citing a preliminary investigation, Strader said the woman was at a bank near the area of Maryland Parkway and Desert Inn Drive. Investigators believed the location was where the man ended up beneath the vehicle, though, there was no indication the man was struck.

Police were looking into whether the man had somehow gotten in front of the car and was driven over.

The woman continued to drive the vehicle without realizing a person was underneath, police said.

Strader noted the woman did not appear to be impaired and was on her way to work at the time.

Sierra Vista was shut down at Cambridge Street as police investigated the incident.

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