THE managing director of a pushchair firm is reportedly stable in hospital after a frightening crash at the Oulton Park race circuit on Saturday.

Andrew Kluge, 55, managing director of Cosatto, was racing in the Formula Ford 1600 championship at the Little Budworth race track when he was involved in the crash at Deer Leap.

His Van Diemen vehicle tangled with a competitor and then hit the parked car of another driver who had retired earlier in the race.

The race was red-flagged as a result so Mr Kluge could receive medical attention from marshals and medical teams.

North West Ambulance Service confirmed Mr Kluge, of Manchester, was taken by air ambulance to Royal Stoke University Hospital.

A University Hospitals of North Midlands spokesperson said Mr Kluge was in a stable condition.

The British Racing and Sports Car Club for the North West tweeted following the crash: "Everyone at BRSCC would like to wish Andrew Kluge a speedy recovery following yesterday's incident at Oulton Park."