A DRIVER is grateful to all those who had helped him after a vomiting and coughing fit caused him to crash his car into a club.

Antony Thompson was driving to West Malvern Club on Lower Road when a medical episode led him to crash his car into the club.

The 39-year-old had blacked out after a vomiting and coughing fit, which led to his black Renault crashing into the side of the West Malvern Club.

He said: "I would like to thank the owner of the cub, Nigel Blake, and my friend Lewis Jakeman for helping me after the incident.

"I would also like to thank the emergency services for helping me." 

Mr Thompson has since been diagnosed with bacterial pneumonia.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesperson said: "We were called to reports of a car that had crashed into a building on Lower Road at 5.46pm on Saturday. One ambulance attended.

"On arrival, we discovered one patient, a man, who was the driver of the car.

"He was assessed and discharged at the scene."

Malvern Gazette: The damaged that was caused to the building.The damaged that was caused to the building. (Image: Antony Thompson)

The incident had caused external and internal damage to the building, according to fire crews.

Three fire engines and police were on the scene.

A spokesperson for West Mercia Police added: "We responded to a report about a car colliding with a building on Lower Road in Malvern, Worcestershire, at around 5.55pm on Saturday, April 6.

"No injuries were reported, and no arrests were made."

A spokesperson for Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service added: "Three HWFR crews – two from Worcester and one from Droitwich Fire Stations – were called at 5.52pm on April 6 to a road traffic collision in Lower Road, Malvern.

"A car had collided with a building, causing external and internal damage.

"The incident was made safe by fire service personnel, with one male casualty in his 20s handed over to the care of the ambulance service, who attended along with police.

"The incident was marked as pending closure at 7.08pm."