Two children injured in Stoke

Wednesday 5th June 2013 – 8.40pm – Murray MacGregor.

Two children have escaped serious injury despite leaving a significant dent in the front of a car in Stoke on Trent.

The collision happened outside Express Flowers on Leek New Road in Sneyd Green at about 6.35pm this evening (Wednesday).

An ambulance that was en route to hospital with a patient came across the incident and stopped to assist. The crew was backed up by two further ambulances and a paramedic officer.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews feared the worst when they saw the damage to the car.

“On arrival the girls, aged 13 and 6 were on the pavement next to the road.

“Thankfully neither appeared to have life threatening injuries. Both had cuts and bruises to their foreheads, the side of their bodies and knees.

“The pair were immobilised using neck collars and spinal boards before being taken on blue lights to the Major Trauma Centre at University Hospital North Staffordshire as a precaution.

“The driver of the car, a young man, was understandably upset by the incident but was otherwise unhurt.

“Considering the circumstances it is fortunate indeed that the level of injuries did not appear to be far more serious.”

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Written by officialwmas

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) covers a geographical area of approximately 5,000 square miles and serves a population of 5.6 million people living in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Coventry & Warwickshire, Staffordshire and the Birmingham & the Black Country conurbation. The Trust has a total number of 4000 members of staff and uses 864 vehicles.

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