Crowland

Inquest hears fire crews tried to save man crushed by car

An inquest has concluded that traumatic crush injuries to the chest caused the death of a 58-year-old man after his car fell on him while he was working on it in September.

As previously reported, the incident happened at The Chase, Crowland after 7pm on Saturday, September 29.

Fire crews performed CPR on Gerald Francis McDaid, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Lincolnshire Police confirmed at the time that they were not treating the incident as suspicious.

An inquest was opened by coroner M Spittal at Boston Coroners Court on Monday, October 8 where it was confirmed that he was working on his Mercedes four-wheel drive on his driveway.

It has been jacked up on a gravel driveway and he was under it when the jack moved and the car fell on him.

He was found by his wife.

The case was originally adjourned for a provisional date in March 2019, but it was brought forward to a sooner date of November 7 and has now been concluded.

Attempts of resuscitation were unsuccessful and the case was concluded as accidental death.