Wednesday 19th October 2016 – 8.00am – Murray MacGregor.
A young girl has died after she was in a collision with a skip lorry.
The tragic incident happened at just after 4.00pm on Tuesday afternoon at Riley Square on Henley Road in the Bell Green area of Coventry.
An ambulance was on scene within five minutes of the first of six 999 emergency calls. It was backed up by two further ambulances, a paramedic area support officer and the doctor from the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance responding in a car.
“A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “A GP from the practice over the road arrived just before the ambulance did but sadly both he and the crew quickly realised that nothing could be done to save the child and she was confirmed dead at the scene.
“The child’s mother was treated by ambulance crews before being taken to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.
“The man driving the skip lorry was also assessed by ambulance staff and was taken to George Eliot Hospital.”