Boy seriously injured

Saturday 17th August 2013 – 4.00pm – John Hawker.

West Midlands Ambulance Service can confirm it was called to the car park of Aldi, Wellington Road, Donnington at around 9.40am this morning to reports of a child that had been in collision with a car.

A paramedic officer, an ambulance and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford attended the scene. 

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find a 9 year old boy that is believed to have been crushed between a car, a shopping trolley and a wall on the car park.

“The boy received emergency treatment at the scene for serious injuries to both legs.  He received pain relief and both legs were placed in splints. He was also immobilised using a neck collar and spinal board.

“The boy was airlifted to University Hospital North Staffordshire Major Trauma Unit for further emergency treatment.  The hospital had been pre alerted to the child’s injuries and his imminent arrival.

“The driver of the car, a woman believed to be in her 50’s, was uninjured but extremely distressed.  She was cared for by ambulance crews but did not require further treatment.

“The air ambulance landed at a nearby park.  We would like to thank the players of a football match for their understanding in disturbing their game to allow the child to be airlifted to hospital.”



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