Child dies and second seriously injured in RTC

Thursday 22nd February 2018 – 4.30pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.

A young child has died and a second has been seriously injured following a collision with a car this afternoon.

West Midlands Ambulance Service received a 999 call at 2.02pm to Longfellow Road in Coventry and sent four ambulances, two paramedic officers and the Critical Care Car from the Air Ambulance Service, with a medic on board, to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find two pedestrians, both young boys, who had been seriously injured following the collision with the car.

“It quickly became apparent they had both suffered life-threatening injuries in the incident and following emergency trauma care at the scene by our staff, they were both quickly transported to hospital on blue lights.

“Unfortunately, shortly after arrival at University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire it became apparent nothing could be done to save one of the boys and he was confirmed deceased.

“The second boy was taken to Birmingham Children’s Hospital and accompanied by the air ambulance crew who helped to administer specialist treatment en-route.

“The boy’s condition was described as critical on arrival at hospital.”

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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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