Kids and cars don’t mix

Ambulance and response vehicle

Wednesday 27th August 2014 – 6.40pm – Murray MacGregor.

With only a few days left of the school summer holidays, ambulance bosses are asking car drivers to continue to be mindful of children playing in roads.

It follows a very fortunate escape for a 10 year old lad in the Pendeford area of the Black Country who could so easily have been very seriously injured after he was in collision with a car.

The accident happened at about 4.40pm this afternoon (Wednesday) in The Droveway near the junction with Armstead Road. An ambulance and a paramedic officer were sent to the scene

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The youngster was with a group of friends and ended up in the road at just the time a car was going by.

“Unfortunately, there was a collision between the two and the initial reports on the 999 call suggested the lad was in a semi-conscious state.

“Fortunately after being checked out at the scene, he only appeared to have cuts bumps and bruises to his shoulder and arms, but was otherwise uninjured. As a precaution he was taken to New Cross Hospital for further assessment.

“The driver of the car was understandably pretty shaken by what had happened.

“As we approach the start of a new school term it is as important as ever that car drivers are aware of youngsters at the side of roads. Equally, it is vital that parents make their children aware of the dangers of cars and how easy it is for them to suffer very significant injuries.

“We had a very lucky young man this afternoon; we can but hope that others are just as fortunate.”
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