Youngster injured after running into road from behind parked van…but it could have been much worse

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Monday 1st June 2015 – 7.00pm – Murray MacGregor.

Ambulance bosses are appealing for parents to remind their children of the dangers of running out from between parked cars after a youngster ended up in hospital after a collision with a car.

The unfortunate incident happened on St George’s Road in Coventry at about 3.20pm this afternoon (Monday).

A paramedic area support officer was first on scene backed up by an ambulance.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The 10 year old was reported to have come out from behind a parked van and collided with the side of a car that was driving by at relatively slow speed.

“Fortunately, the boy went into the side of the car rather than being hit by the front end. Despite that he was still suffering from a laceration to his head and a suspected fracture dislocation to his left leg.

“After being treated on scene by ambulance staff he was taken to University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire for further assessment and treatment.

“The woman driving the car was uninjured by understandably upset by what had happened.

“Although this young man has ended up in hospital, it had the potential to be much more serious. We would urge all parents to re-enforce the ‘green cross code’ so as to avoid their own children getting hurt, or worse.”

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