Wednesday 25th September 2013 – 8.15pm – Suzie Fothergill.
A boy has been airlifted to hospital following a road traffic collision in the Black Country today.
West Midlands Ambulance service was called to the incident on Wrens Nest Road in Dudley shortly before 4.55pm this afternoon.
An ambulance, a rapid response vehicle, a paramedic area support officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford were dispatched to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews were called to reports of a road traffic collision between a bmx bike and a car. The bike was reportedly carrying three boys at the time of the incident.
“On arrival at the scene, crews found one of the boys lying in the road with bystanders providing first aid.
“The boy, believed to be 13 years of age, was treated for a potentially serious head injury and a laceration to his chin. He was fully immobilised and conveyed in the land ambulance to an awaiting air ambulance, which had landed on a nearby school field. The boy was airlifted to Birmingham Childrens Hospital for further assessment and treatment.
“A second boy who had sustained a knee injury was treated and discharged by an advanced paramedic at the scene.
“No one else was injured in this incident.”