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Bystanders try to help man trapped under SUV

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Mar 8, 2012 at 7:55 am

WOODBURY, Minn. (AP) - Bystanders came to the aid of a man run over and pinned underneath an SUV at a Woodbury gas station.

Sixty-five-year-old Kenneth Burke, of Little Canada, was critically injured Wednesday when the Ford Excursion hit him and trapped him underneath. Witnesses ran from the SuperAmerica store, from other vehicles and the gas pumps to help Burke, but there was little they could do to move the 7,000-pound SUV.

A Bay City, Wis., woman crawled under the vehicle to comfort Burke and offer her sweat shirt. Fire responders arrived and used an extrication tool to free Burke, who was taken to Regions Hospital in St. Paul.

Burke's wife, Dianne, tells the Star Tribune her husband had recently suffered a stroke and was walking with a cane.

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