TAOS, N.M. (KRQE) - TAOS, N.M. (KRQE) - A Taos man is lucky to be alive after hiscar fell on top of him while he was working on it.
Police and a good Samaritan were able to lift the car off theman and save him two weeks ago.
"I thought I was going to lose my life," Brain Brown said.
Brown had been working under his Chevrolet Camaro.
"When I was tightening some of the bolts that were there Inoticed that the car was shifting on me," Brown said.
All of a sudden the purple low rider was on top of him.
"The car fell onto my rib cage. It pulled me about maybe fiveinches," Brown said.
Luckily his cell phone was within reach.
He told the 911 operator, "I'm stuck under my car, it fell onme."
Officer Bill Hubbard arrived first, "It wasn't till I pulled upparallel to the car that I see legs sticking out."
"It's kind of a helpless feeling and you can see that from thevideo," Hubbard said. "When you first arrive there and you want tomove the car you want to help the guy but one person."
Hubbard asked for some more officers to help.
Officer Gavin Wallach soon showed up. Wallach and Hubbarddecided they couldn't wait and started working immediately to freeBrown.
Two off-duty firefighters ran up and joined in.
Hubbard said it was all adrenaline.
"We knew immediately after that incident that if we went andtried to pick that car up again that we wouldn't be able to do it,"Hubbard said.
Brown walked away with just a scrape on his back, and a lot ofgratitude.
"I just want to say thank you to them for helping me out," Brownsaid.
A good Samaritan had helped lift the car, but police don't knowwho it was.They are looking for him to thank him properly.
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