A 35-year-old man was airlifted to hospital on Tuesday morning after being run over by his own Land-Rover in a freak accident.
Jonathan Lord, a gamekeeper on the 16,000-acre Walshaw and Lancashire Moor Estate, is believed to have been trying to stop his Land Rover from rolling down land off Halifax Road in Briercliffe when it knocked him over, leaving him with a broken arm and cracked rib.
He had parked the vehicle while speaking to someone and it lost its grip on wet and slippery ground, knocking him over before plunging 200 metres into a nearby ravine.
All three emergency services were called to the scene at around 10-50am.
Watch manager Dominic Fellows, from Burnley Fire Station, said crews from Burnley and Nelson were called to the scene to reports of a man being trapped under a car.
But he said: “He wasn’t trapped. The Land Rover was at the bottom of the hill in a ravine. He was at the top of the hill with injuries consistent with the car running over him.”
Mr Lord was still in hospital as we went to press.