This could easily have ended in tragedy for youngster

Monday 3rd July 2017 – 8.30am – Murray MacGregor.

Ambulance staff say a youngster is lucky to be alive after falling through the roof of a derelict building last night.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to a location Opp Minworth Car Sales on Kingsbury Road in the Castle Vale area of Birmingham at about 7.15pm last night.

An ambulance and two paramedic officers were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Ambulance staff were told that the nine-year-old was with friends when he went through the roof and landed on the concrete floor.

“He was helped out of the building before ambulance staff were called.

“It is estimated he fell 25 – 30 feet.  He had suffered a fracture to his left forearm and was complaining of back and neck pain.  He had his arm splinted and was immobilised before being taken on blue lights to Birmingham Children’s Hospital, the region’s paediatric major trauma centre.

“There is no doubt that this young man is lucky not to have suffered far more serious injuries or worse.  Playing on derelict buildings may appear to be fun and exciting, but the risks are immense.”


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