Driver trapped under car after horror crash saved by man who lifted vehicle in his PYJAMAS

April 16, 2013 | by | 0 Comments

A pint-sized hero saved a driver who was trapped under a Peugeot 406 following a horror crash – by lifting the CAR off him while dressed in his PYJAMAS.

Dale Crowley, 33, was getting ready for bed when he heard a loud bang outside his home and dashed out in his nightwear to see if he could help.

The driver of a Peugeot 406 had lost control of his car, knocked over a lamppost and ploughed into a wall.

Dale Crowley was dressed in his pyjamas when he lifted a crashed CAR off the driver when it smashed into a wall near to his home

Dale Crowley was dressed in his pyjamas when he lifted a crashed CAR off the driver when it smashed into a wall near to his home

The force of the crash flung the driver out of the car leaving him trapped under the engine just after 1.30am on Saturday.

While other passersby dialled 999, 5ft 6in tall Dale showed super-human strength by heaving the entire front of the one-tonne car off the man.

Incredibly, Dale managed to shove the car 3ft before dragging the man to safety.

Dale, a glazier from Coseley, West Mids., said: “If you had seen it, you would’ve thought he could never have survived it.

“He had hit the lamppost that hard it was at the bottom of the road and the car has then hit the wall and the whole the wall is down.

“As soon as I heard the bang I was out my front door. I saw one of the lads by the bonnet shouting ‘where’s Craig?’

“I looked all about and couldn’t see anyone in the car and then I thought he must be underneath.

“I looked and saw his head, he was under the engine under the bonnet.

“So I have lifted the weight of the car up and pushed it back a metre.

“I got him back out and into the recovery position and unblocked his mouth.

“He looked dead. He was bleeding everywhere on his face, I couldn’t find a pulse at first but his eyes started flickering.

“I kept talking to him until the ambulance arrived and took him to hospital.

“I really don’t know how I did it but I suppose it was just the adrenaline and the fact I knew I had to help him.

“I was in my pyjamas at the time but just went into autopilot and I was just determined to get the car off him.

“I took hold of the front end and just heaved. I can’t really remember much about it but somehow I managed to get it off the ground.

“My mates have nicknamed me Jack but I think it was a one off. I don’t know where I got the strength from.”

The injured driver, in his mid-20s, was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham in a critical condition.

Meanwhile the passenger escaped with minor injuries.

A spokesman for West Midlands Police said: “Police were called at around 1.45am to a single vehicle collision in Siddons Road, Coseley.

“A car had collided with parked vehicles and the driver was trapped.

“He was released and taken to hospital where he is in a critical condition.

“A passenger in the car suffered minor injuries and was taken to hospital for treatment.”

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