Schoolboy suffers serious leg injury

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Wednesday 4th May 2016 – 10.40am – Murray MacGregor.

A schoolboy has been airlifted after suffering serious leg injuries after a coach ran over his leg.

The incident happened outside Kingsbury School in Tamworth Road, in Kingsbury.

A rapid response vehicle was on scene within 8 minutes and was backed up by an ambulance, a paramedic area support officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Staffordshire.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The teenager had just arrived at the school by coach when the unfortunate accident happened.

“The youngster suffered serious traumatic injuries to his right foot and leg.

“After being sedated by the aircrew, ambulance staff worked on his leg before he was airlifted to the paediatric major trauma centre at Birmingham Children’s Hospital where a trauma team was on standby for his arrival.

“The driver of the coach was assessed by ambulance staff but, although very shaken, was uninjured and was discharged.

“The Trust would like to thank the school for their assistance at the scene.”

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Written by officialwmas

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) covers a geographical area of approximately 5,000 square miles and serves a population of 5.6 million people living in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Coventry & Warwickshire, Staffordshire and the Birmingham & the Black Country conurbation. The Trust has a total number of 4000 members of staff and uses 864 vehicles.

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