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A 77-year-old man died after his car, which he left running, rolled over him and dragged him across a driveway in Las Vegas on Sunday, Jan. 23.

The male driver, identified as 77-year-old Giuseppe Galluzzo, parked his gold 1970 Chevrolet Monte Carlo car in his driveway in the 2000 block of Quarry Ridge Street in Las Vegas and got out of the vehicle while it was still running. When Galluzzo was standing behind the car, the car began rolling backward down the sloped driveway, knocking him to the ground. The vintage car then rolled over Galluzzo and dragged him along with it, New York Post reported.

Galluzzo sustained mortal injuries as a result of the collision. Despite life-saving efforts, the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators said that they do not believe impairment played a role in causing the incident.

According to autopsy reports, Gallazzo's official cause of death was found to be multiple blunt force injuries, and his manner of death was ruled accidental. The accident currently remains under investigation by the LVMPD Collision Investigation Section, People reported.

Similarly, a 53-year-old man was killed by his own car in a Providence, R.I., parking lot in 2017. The accident was caused after the man left the car in "neutral" instead of in "park."

In a similar but unrelated incident, an 18-month-old infant died after her mother accidentally ran her over while she was parking her car in Herkimer County, New York on Monday, June. 27, 2022, as previously reported.

The 18-month-old girl and her mother had just come back from buying groceries for their home located on Bull Road in the town of Schuyler in Herkimer County, New York. After arriving at their residence. the mother took the groceries out of the car and carried them inside their house.

Meanwhile, the child stayed outside the home playing on an outdoor playset. After the mother finished taking all the groceries inside, the mother went back out to her car to park it. As the mother began to pull her SUV forward to park the car, however, the child ran in front of the vehicle and the mother accidentally drove over her daughter.

When the mother felt the impact, she immediately stopped the car, got out of the vehicle, and noticed her daughter lying unresponsive in the driveway. She instantly picked her daughter up and carried her inside the house before dialing 911 for emergency help. The mother reportedly shortly began performing Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on the child.

Kunkel Ambulance subsequently responded to the scene and transported the little girl to St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Utica. However, the doctors at the facility pronounced the child dead upon arrival.

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