A youngster and his mother have escaped serious injury despite a shop sign landing on his pram

Sign Fall 1 (31-05-16) Sign Fall 2 (31-05-16)Tuesday 31st May 2016 – 4.05pm – Murray MacGregor.

A toddler has had an incredibly lucky escape after a shop sign fell on his pram.

It happened in St Marys Street in Newport, Shropshire at 1.40pm this afternoon (Tuesday)

An ambulance was initially responded and was backed up by the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford with the MERIT Trauma Doctor on board.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The 999 callers described how a shop sign about 1 metre square had fallen about 20 feet from a shop and landed on the pram.

“On arrival, the crews found the 10 month old child and his mother in a nearby shop.

“The pram appears to have taken the bulk of the force from the sign landing.

“Tankfully, the little boy escaped serious injury.  He had minor injuries to his head and lower leg.

“After assessment by the ambulance crew and the doctor, he was taken to Princess Royal Hospital in Telford.

“His mother, was understanbly very distressd by what had happened, but was also, fortunately unhurt.

“When you consider what might have happened, they are both very lucky.”


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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