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On tape: Bystanders, cops pull car off boy, 6

A six-year-old boy is recovering after being trapped underneath a car in front of his elementary school in Boca Raton, Fla.

Police says Dominic DeRoberts tripped and fell in front of the vehicle as he was getting out of his grandfather's car.

The grandfather, Bill DeRoberts, started to pull away when he heard screams, according to the Orlando Sentinel. "Oh My God!" people yelled.

"(Bill DeRoberts) thought he was dead," Coleen DeRoberts, Dominic's aunt, told CBS station WFOR-TV in Miami. "His leg was wedged. There was no leverage for him to bend the leg to get it out. He was dragged and his ear was severed."

A caller to 911 said, "We have a child hit under a hit, please help. ... We need somebofy here immediately. He's conscious, he's breathing. He's out of the car, the car's on top of him."

Police dash-cam video from shows officers and bystanders lifting the car to rescue the boy.

His ear had to be reattached and he suffered a slightly punctured lung, but was expected to make a full recovery.