Watch out for that child

Wednesday 31st May 2017 – 7.45am – Murray MacGregor.

Ambulance bosses are urging all road users to be mindful of young children after two were injured, one seriously, in collisions with vehicles.

The crashes in Wolverhampton and Brierley Hill left one child needing to be airlifted to the regions paediatric major trauma centre after being anaesthetised at the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The first incident happened outside St Stephens Primary School in Woden Road, Wolverhampton at just before 4.30pm on Tuesday afternoon.

“Two ambulances and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford with a trauma doctor on board were sent to the scene.

A 6-year-old boy had been in collision with a red car.  He had suffered potentially serious head injuries, as well as a badly broken right leg.

“The doctor chose to anaesthetise him before he was airlifted to Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

“The second incident happened just minutes later at the Wickets in Brierley Hill at 4.35pm.

“An ambulance, a paramedic officer and a senior paramedic officer were sent after a 10-year-old girl was in collision with a car.

“The girl had suffered a badly broken right leg.  After treatment at the scene, she was taken to Russells Hall Hospital for further treatment.

“Whilst drivers should always be aware of children, it is particularly important that they are mindful of youngsters potentially running into the road during half term.  Equally, we would urge all parents to have the conversation with their children of the need to be careful when playing near or crossing roads.”

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