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Florida man falls out of pickup truck, runs over his own leg

By Ben Hooper
Florida man falls out of pickup truck, runs over his own leg
An allegedly intoxicated man falls out of his moving pickup truck, which then runs over his leg. Screenshot: Bradenton Herald

ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Police in Florida released surveillance video showing an alleged drink driver falling out of his pickup truck and running over his own leg.

The Florida Highway Patrol released surveillance footage Monday showing William Edwards, 28, leaving the Dancer's Royale strip club in Orlando about 2:15 a.m. Oct. 25 and getting into his Ford pickup truck.

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Club security said they tried to stop Edwards, a regular at the club, from driving because he had been drinking heavily.

The footage shows Edwards start to drive away with the door of the pickup ajar, but he quickly falls out the door and the truck runs over his leg.

The FHP said Edwards, apparently uninjured, ran away from the scene as the pickup truck rolled down the street, hit a ditch and rammed into a nearby home.

Adrean Larrea said his mother was sleeping in the home when the truck crashed into her room. She suffered minor injuries but did not require medical attention.

"If that ditch wasn't there, my mom would be in a funeral right now, underground," Larrea told WFTV. "They had to break the window to get in to turn off the car because the car was like smoking."

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Investigators said they contacted Edwards, who left his driver's license at the club, and he turned himself in Oct. 31.

Edwards is facing a charge of leaving the scene of a crash.

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