Nova Scotia

Drunk man hurt in fall off moving truck

A man who was found lying on Main Street in Dartmouth got his injuries by jumping on and off the back of a moving truck while drunk, police say.

Police originally said it could be a possible hit-and-run

The man was found in this area of Main Street. (Google Street View)

A man who was found lying on Main Street in Dartmouth got his injuries by jumping on and off the back of a moving truck while drunk, police say.

Officers were called to 100 Main St., near the Waverley turnoff, at about 2 a.m. Saturday after receiving a report about a possible hit-and-run.

They found a 25-year-old man on the road suffering from non-life-threatening injuries.

At first, police said it appeared the man could have been the victim of a hit-and-run after walking away from a bar in the area.

But police later said the man jumped on a truck pulling a trailer with an excavator on it.

"Our victim jumped on to the back of the trailer to hitch a ride somewhere. As the vehicle picked up speed, our victim jumped off the trailer, rolling on the road," said Staff Sgt. Reid McCoombs, with Halifax Regional Police.

McCoombs said the driver likely didn't know what happened.

Police are looking for the truck and driver. The investigation continues.

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