11 year old in collision with car airlifted to paediatric major trauma centre

Hmed 03 Sunrise at Cosford

Tuesday 7th October 2014 – 7.25pm – Murray MacGregor.

A youngster has been airlifted to the region’s paediatric major trauma centre after a collision with a car in South Staffordshire.

An advanced paramedic in a response car arrived at the scene in Orton Lane in Wombourne just four minutes after the 999 call was received at 4.59pm.

He was joined by an ambulance, the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford including a trauma doctor shortly afterwards. A senior paramedic manager also came across the incident.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “When ambulance service staff arrived, they were told that the boy had been unconscious for a few minutes.

“The 11 year old was found in the middle of the road in front of a small car which had a cracked windscreen.

“The boy was immobilised using a neck collar and spinal board and treated for head and abdominal injuries at the scene before being taken to Wombourne Cricket Pitch where the air ambulance had landed. He was then airlifted to Birmingham Children’s Hospital for further assessment and treatment.

“The woman driving the car was uninjured but very shaken by what had happened.”
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