Tragedy as man, 37, dies after car collapses onto him

11:49 18 February 2014

Archant

Victim from Sidmouth was ‘working on vehicle’ - police

A 36-year-old man working beneath a car in Sidmouth died after the vehicle collapsed on top of him, police said.

The emergency services were called to Betjeman Close at around 6.30pm on Saturday.

Fire crews found the casualty had already been removed from under the car before and provided oxygen therapy and CPR until the ambulance service arrived.

The man was airlifted to the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital by police helicopter, where he was pronounced dead by medics.

A Devon and Cornwall police spokeswoman said: “It appears the man was working under the car. He was found under the vehicle. The vehicle appears to have collapsed on top of him.

“He was evacuated by police helicopter to the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.”

Police said the death was not being treated as suspicious and the man’s next of kin had been informed.

“An investing report will be compiled for the coroner,” the police spokeswoman said.

0 comments

Other News Stories

06:33
EDDC's Knowle HQ. Ref shs 7712-15-12SH Picture: Simon Horn

The welfare of an endangered bat population at East Devon District Council’s Knowle site could be in jeopardy if planned building works go ahead, say worried residents.

Read more
St Saviours

Hopes of creating a new community hub and premises for Ottery Library have been dashed as county councillors ‘dug in their feet’ over conditions.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:19

Police have issued the all-clear after suspicious packages found in Exeter city centre have been safely dealt with.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:27

Parts of Exeter city centre remain out of bounds after suspicious packages were found this morning (Monday).

Read more
Yesterday, 15:10
Sidmouth College year 11 prom. Ref shs 1877-25-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Pictures:

Read more
Yesterday, 12:40

Police are urging people not to drive into Exeter city centre while an investigation into two suspicious packages is ongoing.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:33
Flags erected by Redrow Homes on its the land behind Butts Road after a succesful appeal to put 130 homes on the site.

A town councillor is calling for a clampdown on heavy vehicles causing excessive congestion on Ottery’s roads.

Read more
Sunday, June 28, 2015
The Night Glow at Tiverton Balloon & Music Festival is a stunning spectacle.

The Tiverton Balloon and Music Festival 2015 is only two weeks away.

Read more
Sunday, June 28, 2015
The Sid Valley Cyclo-paths - still smiling at Land's End

There wasn’t a dry eye in the house when the five fundraising Sid Valley Cyclo-paths arrived at Land’s End – where their combined 4,500 miles earned them a hero’s welcome.

Read more
Sunday, June 28, 2015
Dr Louise Knight in her surgery. Photo by Terry Ife ref shs 1826-18-13TI To order your copy of this photograph go to www.sidmouthherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Dr Louise Knight, a partner in the town’s GP practice responsible for older people’s mental health, is among those supporting the £100,000 appeal to bring an Admiral Nurse to the Sid Valley.

Read more

Local Weather

Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 21°C

min temp: 17°C

Most Read News

Great British Life


Great British Life

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Sidmouth Herald e-edition today E-edition



Devon's trusted business finder