Young dad dies in freak cinema seat accident

21st Mar 18 | News

A young man has died in a freak accident after he became wedged under a VIP seat in a Birmingham Vue cinema.

According to Birmingham Live, the horrific incident took place after the man dropped his phone in between the Gold Class seats at the end of the film. When he bent down to retrieve it, the electric seat’s footrest is said to have clamped down on his head, causing him to panic.

The 24 year old dad of one was taken to hospital after suffering a suspected cardiac arrest but tragically, he passed away a week after the incident.

A spokesman for Vue said:

Following an incident which took place on Friday 9 March at our Birmingham cinema, we can confirm that a customer was taken to hospital that evening.

We are saddened to learn that he passed away on Friday 16 March.

A full investigation into the nature of the incident is ongoing. Our thoughts and condolences are with the family who have our full support and assistance."