A Kent father died after being pinned against a wall by his own car, an inquest has heard.
The hearing was told Timothy Harris put his keys in the ignition of his BMW M5 and left it running to defrost the windows in February.
The 68-year-old walked in front of the vehicle, which was facing down his drive towards the garage, when it lurched forward.
The BMW crashed through the garage door, crushing Mr Harris against a wall.
Emergency services, including Kent Fire and Rescue Service, attended the scene shortly after 7am on February 19.
Firefighters freed Mr Harris, who was a retired chartered accountant, before he suffered a cardiac arrest.
Paramedics managed to resuscitate him before transferring him to Tunbridge Wells Hospital at Pembury.
“This was a very tragic accident and a big loss for his family and friends" - Mark Speight
Mr Harris sadly died from his injuries the same day.
A post mortem examination carried out by pathologist Dr David Fish concluded medical cause of death was severe chest injuries and haemorrhage.
Sgt Robert Thornton gave evidence at an inquest into Mr Harris’ death held at Gravesend Old Town Hall.
He said the handbrake was applied and the car was in gear when emergency services arrived. The wheels were also spinning.
Sgt Thornton said extensive tests were carried out and no mechanical faults were found.
Roger Hatch, senior coroner, concluded a verdict of misadventure.
Speaking after the inquest Mark Speight, a close friend of Mr Harris, said: “This was a very tragic accident and a big loss for his family and friends.
“He was such a nice man and really good friend."