Man se­ri­ously hurt in fall from multi-storey


A2 0 - Y E AR- OLD man is in a se­ri­ous con­di­tion in hos­pi­tal af­ter plung­ing from the roof of a town cen­tre multi-storey car park.

Trainee ac­coun­tant Ka­van Mad­docks, who lives with his mother Janthea on Ch­ester Road, has not re­gained con­scious­ness since the in­ci­dent on Sun­day af­ter­noon.

He suf­fered mul­ti­ple bro­ken bones and swelling of the brain af­ter fall­ing from the Grosvenor cen­tre car park on Churchill Way.

His dad Frank Mad­docks said the day be­fore the in­ci­dent Ka­van, a huge Mac­cles­field Town fan, had been watch­ing his beloved Silk­men play For­est Green Rovers.

He later went to a friend’s house to watch an Ul­ti­mate Fight­ing bout.

Frank, who lives in Leeds, said: “I just can’t come to terms with it. It was a mas­sive shock. Ka­van is the life and soul of the party and has never seemed down be­fore.

“We are by his bed­side all the time and just hope he knows we’re there. We hope his friends and fam­ily in Mac­cles­field re­ally get be­hind him and send him all their love and hope. We’d like peo­ple to visit him in hos­pi­tal so he knows how much peo­ple care.

“The big­gest prob­lem is the dam­age to his brain. We don’t know if he will ever re­cover. We just hope he pulls through.”

Ka­van was taken by air am­bu­lance to Royal Stoke Univer­sity Hos­pi­tal where he re­mains in a se­ri­ous but sta­ble con­di­tion.

Emer­gency crews were called to the car park at around 2.15pm on Sun­day, Novem­ber 13.

Po­lice, the am­bu­lance ser­vice and the air am­bu­lance as­sem­bled at the front of King’s School.

The road was shut off while emer­gency crews dealt with the in­ci­dent.

James Jen­nings, 21, saw the af­ter­math as he made his way to his job at Domi­nos Pizza on Churchill Way.

He said: “It was pretty scary. They had blocked off all the roads with crime scene tape and there were lots of po­lice cars and an am­bu­lance. I had no idea what had hap­pened. It was very con­fus­ing. When you see that sort of re­sponse from the emer­gency ser­vices you know it is se­ri­ous.”

A Cheshire Po­lice spokesman said: “Po­lice were called on Sun­day, Novem­ber 13 shortly af­ter 2.15pm fol­low­ing con­cerns for the safety of a man at a car park on Churchill Way.

“Of­fi­cers at­tended along with the emer­gency ser­vices and a 20-year-old man was taken to hos­pi­tal.

“He is cur­rently in a se­ri­ous but sta­ble con­di­tion and of­fi­cers are in­ves­ti­gat­ing the cir­cum­stances around the in­ci­dent.”

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion is urged to call po­lice on 101.

The multi-storey car park above Grosvenor shop­ping cen­tre in Mac­cles­field

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