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Man trapped underneath runaway car in Beith

A man has been seriously hurt after a runaway car rolled down a hill in North Ayrshire and pinned him to the front of a house.

The man was walking in the Townhead area of Beith at about 12:15 when he was dragged into a garden by the car.

It is understood the vehicle had been parked at the top of a slope without its handbrake on.

Rescue crews from Beith and Kilbirnie used high pressure airbags to lift the vehicle and remove the injured man.

The 30-minute operation involved removing concrete steps at the front door of the home to allow them access.

The man was taken to Glasgow's Southern General Hospital with severe head and chest injuries.

Police Scotland are investigating the incident.

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