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Argument turns violent

A Cairo man was flown via Life Flight helicopter to a Tallahassee hospital Wednesday afternoon after a car ran over him around 2:20 p.m.
Cairo Police are investigating the incident.
Witnesses say the victim had been arguing with the driver of a 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix moments before the driver put the car into reverse and allegedly ran him over.
Both are Cairo men in their mid-20s, according to Cairo Police Investigator Giovanni Santos.
The Grand Prix driver had stopped at a stop sign on Second Avenue N.E. at its intersection with Fourth Street N.E., when the victim parked his 2008 Nissan Altima in the oncoming traffic lane beside the stopped Grand Prix. With windows down, the drivers reportedly argued from their respective cars. At one point, the driver of the Altima got out of his car and walked over to the driver’s side window of the Grand Prix where the arguing allegedly grew into a physical confrontation.
A woman in the passenger seat of the Altima told police she heard the men arguing, and then heard the revving of the Grand Prix engine, but did not see the Pontiac run over the victim. A passerby called 911 to report the incident at 2:23 p.m.
The driver of the Altima was flown to a Tallahassee hospital for treatment of serious injuries, according to Santos. The driver of the Grand Prix was taken to Grady General Hospital for injuries to his face, possibly from the alleged physical altercation, Santos says.
Charges have yet to be filed in the case as the investigation continues.

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