A MAN was crushed by a car in Stourport and had to be taken to hospital in a critical condition.

The man was treated at the scene by ambulance staff before being taken to hospital in Birmingham.

The incident happened on Manor Road shortly after 7pm last night. An ambulance, a community paramedic, a paramedic officer and the MERIT trauma doctor attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When ambulance staff arrived they found bystanders administering excellent CPR on a man in cardiac arrest. The man suffered serious crush injuries after the car he was working underneath fell on top of him.

“Ambulance staff took over resuscitation efforts and administered advanced medical interventions to help restart his heart. The man was taken by land ambulance on blue lights to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, a regional trauma centre. The doctor continued vital emergency treatment en route to hospital.”