Manuel Bogran of Inglewood died when he was pinned between his car and a parked car while delivering the Daily Breeze near Hawthorne this morning. Bogran had just turned 21 last weekend and was from a family of Breeze carriers. He'd gotten out of his car to make sure the paper was placed at the door of an elderly subscriber. From the Daily Breeze:
"I was up taking my medicine and when I looked out the window I saw a car parked with its engine running and windshield wipers on and lights on in front of my house," Richard van Vran said. "I went out to see what was going on and I saw him jammed in the door of his car. His head was on the driver's seat and his body was lying on the street."
Van Vran called 911 when he touched Bogran and the man didn't respond.
California Highway Patrol Officer Jason Jennings said police are still trying to determine what happened, but they believe Bogran got out of his car in heavy rain to hand-deliver a newspaper to the home of an elderly man.
Police suspect Bogran's car was not in park when he got out to deliver the paper and that he rushed back when it started moving. At that point, he got pinched in by his door when it hit a parked car, Jennings said.