ANSON — A man was taken to two hospitals after being run over by his truck Wednesday afternoon and has now recovered “miraculously,” police said.

Christopher Erickson, 48, of Anson, was trying to get his 2007 Chevrolet pickup, which was parked in front of the post office on Main Street, back into gear around 12:30 p.m.

According to Somerset County Deputy Sheriff James Ross, Erickson slid underneath his truck to see what was wrong and to try to fix it. As he fiddled with the linkage, the truck slipped into gear and ran over him, Ross said.

The truck continued on until it hit a 2007 Chevy Cobalt. The Cobalt’s owner found Erickson yelling for help and called 911, Ross said.

Erickson was taken to Redington Fairview General Hospital in Skowhegan and then to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston and was treated for head injuries, Ross said.

“Miraculously, he was released today,” he said, adding that Erickson is apparently OK now.

The sheriff’s office was assisted by AMS Ambulance and the Anson Fire Department.

Madeline St. Amour — 861-9239

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Twitter: @madelinestamour

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