OMAHA — Omaha authorities say a man has been hospitalized after he was rescued from beneath a van.

Thirty-six-year-old Aaron Miezejeski was taken to Nebraska Medical Center a little after 11 a.m. Wednesday.

Miezejeski became pinned under the van while working on it for Ricky Bullinger outside a mobile home in Maplewood Estates near 132nd Street and West Maple Road. Bullinger told police that the right front tire had had rolled onto Miezejeski, pressing against Miezejeski's upper torso, neck and a shoulder.

Bullinger said when he saw Miezejeski's predicament, he quickly got jacks from his garage and used them to free Miezejeski. Bullinger says Miezejeski "was turning purple" by that time.

A neighbor called 911.

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