A 45-year-old man in upstate New York placed a frantic 911 call Sunday as he hung from the back of a moving pickup truck.

While clinging to life, Robert Kowalik told a dispatcher, "He just hit me. I'm hanging on his truck, hurry, hurry, oh please hurry. ... He ran over my leg. He ran over my leg. I can't hold on much longer. He's killing me."

The terrifying journey lasted for at least four miles through Troy, N.Y and Brunswick, N.Y., according to a police report of the incident, which began at about 5:30 p.m. It ended in a Walmart parking lot. There, Kowalik freed himself and the pickup driver sped away.

Kowalik survived and was transported to Albany Medical Center. His injuries are not life-threatening, according to multiple reports.

Police later arrested Seth Scudds, 45, of Hoosick Falls and charged him with second-degree assault, second-degree reckless endangerment and reckless driving.

It remains unclear what role, if any, Kowalik played in the beginning of the incident. Scudds and Kowalik are acquaintances, and were involved in a dispute in a parking lot prior to the start of the drive that produced a separate call to police.

During the 911 call from Kowalik that came amid the incident, he could be heard yelling, "I want my pills back," to someone in the vehicle, according to ABC News.

It was also unclear whether Kowalik was being dragged or hanging on during portions of the incident. Video, seen above, only shows a short portion of the event.


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      northfortmyers
      • 2 Years Ago
      road rage
      sttein
      • 2 Years Ago
      Never tried that without snow on the ground
      missfife422
      • 2 Years Ago
      hE got off and back on to the truck a few times.....He had ample chances to escape...and the driver and injured just left a store .....they both are idiots...
      • 2 Years Ago
      driver should've never been charged as the idiot grabbed the truck and held on.....drug deal gone bad!!!
        dvglass3
        • 2 Years Ago
        I like the story you made up......although that deos not explain why the guy had to go to the hospital. I mean, if all he did was grab the truck he would have no injury. Keep your day job.
      LL
      • 2 Years Ago
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        • 2 Years Ago
        @LL
        Please peddle your drivel elsewhere. If someone wants to know about car insurance, they can look it up all by themselves.
      bwanabedar
      • 2 Years Ago
      It would appear from the last part of the video,the beginning of the incident, that the driver of the truck did not want a passenger and the would be passenger attached himself to the truck.
      • 2 Years Ago
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        dvglass3
        • 2 Years Ago
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      Sekinu2
      • 2 Years Ago
      Im guessing a drug deal for prescription pills gone bad. Now it looks as if this guy is hanging onto the bed of the truck not snagged.
      Michael
      • 2 Years Ago
      The driver needs charged regardless what it was about, he did what I would say was a heartless, cold blooded and dangerous thing to another human being. He could have got out of the truck and faced the guy like a Man.
        integr8er
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Michael
        Do you know, since this sounds like a drug deal gone wrong that the guy didn't have a gun? No I thought not, you just make up your mind with or without information.
        BBLateModel04
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Michael
        Michael, Did the driver know that he had someone hanging onto his truck??? How would one know while driving in NY? Its hard enough to pay attention to whats going on in front of you much less whats going on behind you.
      • 5 Months Ago
      oh wow that poor man i hope he is alright
      envoyltd
      • 2 Years Ago
      All he wanted was his pills back. Why did he not just jump on the hood and hold on to the windsheild wipers? So he was holding on with one arm and using the cell phone with his other arm and hand. He is a good multitasker. Does not sound like he was in a life and death situation.
      • 2 Years Ago
      I live near where this happened and it was a local news story. We got much more of the story up here than is being reported in this article, we even got to hear much of the 911 call. The guy being "dragged" had more than one chance to get off the truck as seen in the security video which you are only seeing one still shot. Don't feel sorry for the guy, all are involved are to blame. It was over drugs.
        • 2 Years Ago
        Sorry, you get to see the video too. You can see he could have walked away. As another said, "idiot"
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