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Man Working On Drain In Easton Parking Lot Run Over By Car

EASTON (CBS) - A maintenance worker was run over by a car while working on a drain in a parking lot in Easton Wednesday morning.

Thomas Hannan was working on a septic drain in a parking space at the Lansdowne Village Condominium complex when a woman driving a Toyota Camry pulled into the spot, apparently didn't see him on the ground and drove over him.

Hannan, 45, of Franklin, ended up with serious chest injuries. He was rushed to Rhode Island Hospital in Providence on a medical rescue helicopter.

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Investigators stood next to the manhole in the parking spot after the accident Wednesday. (WBZ-TV)

The driver, 72-year-old Suzanne Omansky, lives in the complex.

"I was pulling into my parking space. I did not see anybody and then I felt I hit something. I did not realize until I stopped and got out of the car that it was a man," she told WBZ-TV.

Hannan was "moaning in pain," lying flat on his back after the accident, Omansky said.

"I hopped out. He was complaining of pain in his chest, I called an ambulance. They came pretty quickly," she told WBZ.  "It was very upsetting to me."

Omansky said she was not told there would be work going on in her parking space, which was assigned to her by the condo association.  There were no warning cones around the manhole cover either.

Omansky has not been charged at this point in the investigation.

"It's all very shocking and all very sudden," she said.

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