Holcot man suffers serious injuries after van runs over him

Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance
Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance

A 54-year-old man was airlifted to hospital after being injured while working on his van in Holcot.

He was underneath the van when its brakes failed, causing the van to run over his legs. The man was dragged down the driveway of his home underneath his red Citroen Dispatch van which had been parked on a steep slope.

He sustained serious pelvic and leg injuries.

East Midlands Ambulance Service called for assistance from Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance (WNAA).

The crew took off from their base at Coventry Airport shortly after 8.45am yesterday (Monday) and arrived at the scene, at the junction with Moulton Road and Back Lane, just before 9am.

A spokesman for the air ambulance said: “On arrival, the patient was in a significant amount of pain having sustained an open leg fracture.

“He was given advanced pain relief by the WNAA paramedics before having his leg splinted.

“He was then immobilised and flown to University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire for further assessment.

“His condition en route to hospital was stable.”

WNAA works in partnership with the NHS offering a free of charge helicopter and advanced medical crew to give patients the very best emergency care.