A man was taken to the hospital after he was dragged by a car through the parking lot of a Springfield shopping center Sunday.
According to Smokey Barn News, the incident happened around 4:15 a.m. at Memorial Plaza, located between 5th and 8th avenues on Memorial Boulevard.
Witnesses on the scene said the victim was at the gas station when he walked to the adjacent car wash to speak to someone.
During the conversation, the driver took off with the man somehow still attached to the vehicle.
The man was dragged over 500 feet across the entire shopping center’s parking lot.
Once he became dislodged from the car, the driver fled the scene.
The man suffered serious injuries to his face, back side and elbow, but none are considered life-threatening.
Police said his elbow was so severely wounded they first thought it was a gunshot wound, Smokey Barn reported.
The victim was transported to Skyline Medical Center in Nashville for treatment. An update on his condition was not immediately known.
The car was a late-model red Kia driven by a white male. A young child was sitting in a booster seat in the back of the vehicle.
Anyone with information regarding the car or its driver is urged to call Springfield police at 615-384-8422 or Crime Stoppers at 615-382-3799.
*Smokey Barn News contributed to this report.