CARLYSLE TOWNSHIP, Ohio – A local teen-ager who was carjacked, beaten and then run over with his own vehicle by people he thought were his friends is fighting to stay alive, Action News' Scott Taylor reported.
A ride around with "friends" left D.J. Forcier fighting for his life. That's because his buddies allegedly turned on him -- beating him, running him down and taking his car.
"One guy was moaning, and my dad told me to get out of here and be safe," carjacking witness Kevin Gembka said.
Gembka's father came back to the scene with a friend and a big, barking dog. He and Eric Todd couldn't believe what they saw next.
"They had backed up and ran over him and took off again," Todd said.
Forcier was transported by Life Flight to MetroHealth Medical Center, where he was listed in serious condition.
"They were going to try and kill him, that was what they were going to do," Gembka said. "When they got after him with the dog, they took off."
A quick call to 911 led to the arrest of 18-year-old George Matias and two other teens.
Forcier's family is glad that somebody turned out to be a real friend.
"I'm thankful to the guys who stopped and helped him or else he wouldn't be with us this morning," Forcier's grandmother, Pat Kidd, said.