A man caught driving a stolen minivan was run over by the vehicle when he jumped out and tried to run from officers, DeKalb County police said.
DeKalb police Lt. Dane Cunningham said officers spotted the stolen Dodge Voyager and a stolen Dodge Ram on Candler Road at Glen Valley Drive around 3:45 a.m. Thursday.
When officers got behind the vehicles on Golf Valley Drive, “the driver of the Dodge Voyager jumped out of the vehicle and ran in front of it while it was still in motion,” Cunningham said in an e-mail. “The driver was struck by the vehicle, which continued over an embankment.”
The second vehicle was later recovered in the 3300 block of Glenwood Road, but no suspects were found.
The 25-year-old Voyager driver, whose name has not been released, was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital in stable condition, and is facing auto theft charges, according to Cunningham.