Monday 28th July 2014 – 11.25pm – Murray MacGregor.
A young girl has been taken to hospital with a brake lever embedded in her leg after a freak accident in Birmingham.
The incident happened at about 5.30pm when the 6 year old was riding her bicycle on a dirt track in a park off Pithall Road in the Shard End area of Birmingham
An ambulance, the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham and the MERIT Trauma doctor were sent to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The youngster was riding when she fell from her bike and unfortunately the left side brake lever went into her thigh.
“The first crew on scene requested firefighters come and remove the handlebars from the bike so that the lever could be kept in place as she was taken to hospital.
“The girl was given pain relief and sedated by the doctor before he travelled with her to Birmingham Children’s Hospital where the lever could be removed.
“This was a very unfortunate accident, however, the young lady was incredibly brave considering the injury she had sustained.”