Garage owner hospitalised after crashing classic car

A garage owner has been left in a critical condition after crashing a car outside of his business premises.

Mick Hearn, 75, was rushed to hospital with multiple injuries, including broken ribs, a broken back and damage to his heart, after crashing his classic 1961 Chevrolet Impala. The owner of Chapel Autos had been speaking with customers just moments before crashing outside the garage, Kent Online reported.

Even experienced garage workers, who drive a wide range of vehicles on a day-to-day basis, can be involved in serious accidents. For financial protection for the cars they are driving, whether they belong to the company or customers, mechanics ought to invest in a road risks insurance policy.

Mr Hearn's son Spencer said the garage boss had been transferred to King’s College Hospital in London, where he is on a life support machine, but said to be stable.

Spencer said: “We don’t know why the accident happened. Some of his friends saw him moments before and said he was jolly and waved to them... Doctors have done tests, but he has not been ill, he has been in good health and working every day. What the cause is we really can’t tell.”

Of the car he crashed in the accident, Spencer added: “The car he owned was the one classic car he wanted to keep for the future... It is a write-off, but I intend to launch a campaign to get it rebuilt. I’m going to start a search for parts in America and Sweden.”