Man critically injured after being hit by own car as it was being stolen

Man critically injured after being hit by own car as it was being stolen

A man is fighting for his life in hospital after he suffered serious head injuries when he was hit by his own car as it was being stolen in Greater Manchester.

Two people have been arrested after the incident on Nook Lane in Ashton-under-Lyme.

The emergency services were called shortly after 7.20pm on Friday to reports of a serious collision, and the 63-year-old was rushed to hospital with serious head injuries. He remains in a critical condition.

A 46-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder later on Friday evening, and a 45-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender. They remain in custody for questioning.

Greater Manchester Police said: “The victim saw his car – a red Citroen C1, registration number MV18 OSB – being driven away on Rushmere. He tried to run after his car before it struck him on Nook Lane.

“The offenders failed to stop and fled the scene, leaving the victim lay in the road.

“A short time later, a red Citroen C1 – believed to be the car that was involved in this incident – was located by officers on Parry Walk off Diamond Street.

“Several roads were closed including St Christopher’s Road, Nook Lane and Hampson Place. They have since reopened.”

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