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    Hillsboro man drives truck off Leesburg Parking Garage

    A Hillsboro man escaped serious injury today after driving his truck off the second-story deck of the Leesburg Parking Garage. Photo Courtesy/Leesburg Police
    A Hillsboro man escaped serious injury today after driving his truck off the second-story deck of the Leesburg Parking Garage.

    Rattan J. Bhatia, 85, is charged with reckless driving as a result of the 1:17 p.m. incident.

    Bhatia, according to Leesburg Police, was driving his 1994 Ford Ranger truck at a high speed when he drove over a curb and launched through a metal barricade and brick facade.

    His truck finally came to a rest on top of two unoccupied picnic benches on the Town Green near Leesburg Town Hall.

    “We were fortunate that no one was sitting there at the time and no one was seriously hurt,” Lt. Jeff Dube, public information officer for Leesburg Police said.
    Bhatia was the sole occupant of the truck.

    The Leesburg Police Department is asking any witnesses to this crash to please contact Officer M.T. Buracker at 703-771-4500. Callers wishing to remain anonymous can call the Leesburg Crime Line at 703-443-TIPS (8477).

    -- Crystal Owens


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