Cyclist ‘critical’ after getting trapped under car as passersby rush to save him – The News

 A man is tonight in a “critical condition” after being hit by a car and getting trapped underneath  Shocked passersby tried heroically to lift the vehicle off the victim and give him CPR following the collision in Wirral at lunchtime  He was rushed to hospital by emergency services and is now fighting for his life   It is understood the man had been cycling when he was struck by a dark coloured Vauxhall Astra, reports the Liverpool Echo  One witness reported seeing people running to help lift the car, and there are reports the man was given CPR at the scene before an ambulance arrived  North West Ambulance service confirmed that the man is in a “critical condition” and was rushed to Aintree Hospital  A spokesperson also said that multiple response vehicles attended the incident along with the air ambulance, which is believed to have landed at a nearby golf course  Witnesses at the scene described members of the public running over to try and help the cyclist after the incident  One woman who lives nearby said: “I looked out of my window and saw that somebody had been knocked down at the roundabout and trapped under a car  “I saw about six people lift the car up and put it on its side to free the man. The air ambulance came and landed on the golf course  “The paramedics put screens up while they treated him. It looked really serious ”  Another member of staff at a cafe close by, who saw the aftermath of the incident, said: “It happened sometime after 1 30pm.  “Customers ran out to help after someone on a bike got hit. I saw a woman performing CPR on the person ”  Another man who was working at a nearby bar described seeing a man “trapped under the car”  He said: “I was serving customers at the time when I saw lots of people crowded round the car on the roundabout  “Then I saw that a man was actually trapped under it. Then the fire brigade turned up really quickly ”  The fire service confirmed that the man involved was a cyclist and that crews helped provide first aid  A spokesperson for Merseyside Fire & Rescue said: “Firefighters were called to Station Road in Hoylake on Wednesday 27th November following reports that a car had been in a collision with a cyclist  “Crews were alerted at 1.58pm and on scene at 2.05pm. Two fire engines attended as well as the search and rescue appliance  “Firefighters made the scene safe and provided first aid alongside members of the public until North West Ambulance Service arrived The air ambulance was also in attendance.  “The person was taken to hospital for further treatment Fire crews left the scene at 3.35pm.”  Police officers remain at the scene this evening  A Merseyside Police spokesperson said: “We are currently in Hoylake attending to a collision this afternoon, Wednesday 27 Nov  “A report was received at around 1.55pm that a Vauxhall Astra had been in a collision with a male pedestrian on Market Street  “Emergency services are at the scene and the victim will be taken to hospital. His condition is described as critical  “The driver stopped at the scene to assist with enquiries. Read More Top news stories from Mirror Online  “Road closures are currently in place and people are asked to avoid the area ”  Anyone with information is asked to contact @MerPolCC, or 101 quoting ref 512.

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