One girl airlifted and another taken by land to hospital after collision with car

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Tuesday 2nd June 2015 – 7.30pm – Murray MacGregor.

Two young girls have been hurt after a collision with a car in Nuneaton. The incident happened in Marlborough Road at about 5.25pm this afternoon (Monday).

A rapid response vehicle was on scene 90 seconds after being alerted to the incident and was joined shortly afterwards by an off duty paramedic who was on his way to work.

They were backed up by two ambulances, a paramedic area support officer and two air ambulances, the Midlands Air Ambulance from Staffordshire and the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance which had a doctor on board.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “When crews arrived they were told that the two girls had been crossing the road when the collision happened.

“A nine year old girl was initially unresponsive and agitated. However, she started to come round but had been injured on her right side.

“She was immobilised before being airlifted by the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance to Birmingham Children’s Hospital. However, the initial update from the doctor on board is that her injuries do not appear to be too serious.

“The second girl, who is believed to be 10 years old, suffered injuries to her right leg. She too was immobilised and was taken by land ambulance to University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire. Her condition is not thought to be serious.”

“The car had suffered very little damage. The driver was uninjured.”



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