[English phrasal verbs connected with car accidents // angielskie phrasal verbs związane z wypadkami samochodowymi]
1. When a car RUNS OVER a person or an animal, it hits and drives over them, injuring or killing them.
An elderly man was run over at the corner of Świętokrzyska and Marszałkowska.
Henry was run over by a car outside his house.
2. If someone is KNOCKED DOWN, they are hit by a vehicle and injured or killed.
Two children were knocked down by a drunken driver.
Kate was knocked down just yards from her home.