Rescue crews dashed to the property in Kidderminster, Worcestershire, at around 11am on Friday after receiving reports of a pensioner suffering a serious injury
A 79-year-old man has been killed in a horrific gardening accident involving a chainsaw.
Rescue crews dashed to the property in Kidderminster, Worcestershire, at around 11am on Friday, after receiving reports of a pensioner suffering a serious injury.
Despite desperate attempts to save the man, he tragically died at the scene in Towers Close. West Mercia Police are not treating the death as suspicious.
A force spokesperson said: “Shortly after 11am on Friday 6 May we were called to an address in Towers Close, Kidderminster, where it was reported that a man had been seriously injured while using a chainsaw.
“The man, who was 79, died at the scene. Police are not treating the death as suspicious and a report has been prepared for the coroner.”
A spokesperson for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: “We were called at 11.01am to reports of an injured patient at a private address off Comberton Avenue.
“We sent two ambulances, a paramedic officer, a MERIT trauma doctor and critical care paramedic and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham.
“On arrival, crews found one patient, a man in a critical condition.
“Sadly, despite the best efforts, it quickly became clear nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed deceased on scene.”
It comes a week after a mum was left with horror injuries after she was smacked in the face by a van’s wing mirror.
Lisa Holloway said the impact knocked her spinning to the ground and she was ‘left for dead’ after being hit as she got into her car.
The driver of the vehicle quickly left the collision on April 19, but she was helped by passersby who helped stop the traffic.
Lisa. 49, suffered multiple injuries, including a fractured cheekbone, bruising to her shoulder, jaw and chin and black eyes.
BirminghamLive reports officers from West Midlands Police are investigating the hit-and-run but have not yet made any arrests.
Lisa. a hairdresser who runs her own business, was left unable to work due to her injuries and could only return to the business at the end of last month.
The mum-of-two does not know who the driver was and can only remember the vehicle being a ‘light coloured van’. She claims her car was also struck during the collision.
Recalling the crash, she said: “I was just getting into my car, I was leant against my car, because it is always busy down there.
“When I turned my head to my left, to see if it was okay to open my car door, a van ploughed into me and his side mirror smashed me in the face.
“It spun me across the road and I was knocked unconscious. I had quite a severe head injury, I have got a fractured cheekbone, black eyes coming out.
“It has rendered me not being able to work for a week. I am just coming back to work now part time. It was quite a bad accident. It is a hit and run.”