Brian Reynolds in Lynn, Massachusetts was run over by his 1987 Chevy on Monday (November 26) when the brakes failed.
The 40-year-old initially tried to stop the pickup truck with his foot, according to Boston.com.
An officer stated: "The brakes to his pickup truck failed on the decline of the roadway just before the entrance to Mack Park. As a result, he opened his driver's door and put his left foot out trying to stop his truck."
When that didn't work, Reynolds began to drive off the road.
However, with the door open, the man accidentally fell out of the vehicle. His left leg was run over as a result before the truck rolled onto the street, crashing into a fire hydrant.
Reynolds, who afterwards received treatment at Salem Hospital for a "minor leg injury", received a $35 ticket for 'driving with defective equipment'.
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