Tuesday 23rd April 2013 – 7.55pm – Murray MacGregor.
Two children have been airlifted to hospital, one in a critical condition after they were in collision with a van in the Black Country.
The crash happened on High Bullen, Wednesbury, about 200 yards from the roundabout near the bus station on the road towards the M6 at just before 5.15pm on Tuesday afternoon.
Three ambulances a paramedic officer and two air ambulances were sent to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “When crews arrived they found two boys who were approximately 10 years old who had been in collision with a van.
“One had suffered a severe head injury. He was anaesthetised at the scene by the trauma doctor from the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford before being airlifted to Birmingham Children’s Hospital in a critical condition.
“The second child had suffered multiple abrasions. Given the nature of the collision, the doctor on the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance elected to airlift him to the same hospital.
“The driver of the van was uninjured.
“Both children received high levels of care and treatment at the scene from ambulance staff and doctors to stabilise their conditions before they were flown to the regions specialist paediatric trauma centre.”