Man dies after being crushed by own car in Plymouth

Police at the scene in Penrose Street, Stonehouse. Credit: BPM Media

A man has died after getting crushed between his vehicle and two parked cars in Plymouth.

He became stuck in Penrose Street in Stonehouse, which was closed off for several hours while emergency services responded.

Devon and Cornwall Police said the man was trapped between his blue-coloured Vauxhall Grandland and two parked cars.

A force spokesperson said the man died at the scene.

Police vehicles at the scene. Credit: BPM Media

“Police were notified of a collision which had taken place in Penrose Street, Plymouth involving a blue coloured Vauxhall Grandland and two parked vehicles,” the force said in a statement.

"It is understood from enquiries at the scene that the driver of the Vauxhall has become trapped between his vehicle and the parked cars and sadly passed away at the scene.

"Officers from Devon and Cornwall roads policing team attended the collision.

"Police would like to thank the public for their patience while the road remained closed for a period of time while an investigation was completed. 

“The family of the deceased are being supported by specialist trained officers."

The road was closed until 11.30pm to allow police from the Serious Collisions Unit to carry out an investigation. 

Police are keen to hear from anyone who may have seen what happened.

If you can assist police, contact them on 101 or email 101@dc.police.uk quoting log number 675 of 6/12/2021.