GEORGETOWN, DELAWARE (3/10/2015) A 75-year-old Millsboro man was seriously injured Monday when a recreational vehicle he had stopped in the state motor vehicle inspection lanes began rolling and pinned him against a wall as he tried to stop it, state police said.
The incident happened about 8:30 a.m. at the DMV facility off U.S. 13 at the south end of Georgetown.
Joseph S. Trunzo was operating a 2001 Holiday Rambler motor home and pulled to a stop outside lane 7.
He stepped out of the passenger-side door and walked over to the next lane to ask DMV employees if he was in the correct spot for inspection, police said.
As he talked with them, the RV began rolling and the left front struck a yellow concrete post, pushing the vehicle to the right.
Trunzo stepped in front of the RV and tried to push on it to stop it, but it continued to roll and pinned him against a wall.
The wall blocked access to the RV’s door on the passenger side, so three DMV inspectors opened a back window of the RV and hoisted an employee inside. The RV was then placed in reverse, freeing Trunzo.
He was airlifted to Christiana Hospital in Stanton by state police helicopter, where police said he was in stable condition.
Police said the RV’s engine was still running and the gear shift lever may not have been placed in park before Trunzo exited the vehicle.