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Elderly man dies after car rolls onto him

Worcester Editorial 3rd Oct, 2013 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

AN ELDERLY man has died after his parked car rolled onto him in Powick.

Passers by frantically tried to help the man, who was in his 90s, after he became trapped under the red Vauxhall Astra.

They managed to lift the car off of him and provide first aid before an ambulance arrived at the scene in Old Malvern Road at the junction with the Drive just before 12.15pm on Wednesday (October 2).

A rapid response vehicle, paramedic area support officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance were also dispatched to the incident along with the police and fire service.

The man was treated for serious multiple injuries by ambulance crews before being fully immobilised and airlifted to the major trauma centre at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham for further assessment and specialist treatment.

But despite emergency surgery for severe crush injuries the man sadly died overnight.

Sgt Matt Eddy, who is investigating the incident, said: “Passers by came to the aid of the elderly man by lifting the car off him and calling the emergency services.

“Paramedics and staff at the QE also did all they could for him, but he passed away because of the extent of his injuries.

“I would like to appeal to anyone who saw this incident and has yet to speak to an officer, to please contact West Mercia Police.

“Also, if anyone witnessed the moments leading up to it, I would also urge them to get in touch.”

Sgt Eddy can be contacted via the non-emergency police number 101 or information can be passed on anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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