By Chris Bruce | Autoblog.com
Police near Dayton, OH, have quite a confusing case on their hands after the victim of a crash early on New Year’s Day couldn’t initially be found. Six hours later, the man was discovered lying on the vehicle’s floorboard at the tow yard. The unidentified person was admitted to a local hospital in critical condition with possible leg injuries.
The police first responded to the scene of the crash around 3:00 am on New Year’s Day when a Chevrolet Impala hit a utility pole and drove through a fence, according to WHIO News. The authorities claim that they searched for the man for an hour and a half and came up with nothing. The car was then hauled away to the yard, which was only about 500 feet away.
The tow yard worker found the man around 9:00 am and called 911. However, he was clearly dubious about the injured man’s predicament and suggested to the operator that he might have returned to the Impala.
Police are still investigating the incident. According to WHIO, authorities might have somehow missed the man in the sedan during the search. Alternatively, he could have left the scene of the accident and later returned. Watch the video below for more about this bizarre case.