A motorist pushing his broken down van to a gas station got more than he bargained for Friday morning.

Michael Arruda, 23, was pushing his van through the intersection of I Avenue and Danbury Street toward the parking lot of a corner gas station when the vehicle began to get away from him. Unable to reach the van's brakes in time, his van his the door of a vehicle parked at the station's pumps, and Arruda found himself pinned between the two vehicles.

His van continued to roll, and hit another vehicle at the pumps, and Arruda was pulled down beneath his van.

San Bernardino County Fire Department personnel extracted Arruda from the van and he was airlifted to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center to treat his injuries.

Beau Yarbrough can be reached at 956-7108 or at beau@hesperiastar.com.