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Kingshurst youngster airlifted to hospital after breaking leg in collision

A NINE-year-old boy suffered a broken leg following a collision in Kingshurst on Sunday.

A NINE-year-old boy suffered a broken leg following a collision in Kingshurst on Sunday.

Ambulance crews were called to Meriden Drive - the scene of the incident - at 12.20pm. A rapid response vehicle arrived within four minutes of the 999 call, closely followed by an ambulance.

Paramedics examined the injury and an air ambulance was dispatched to the scene, so that the boy could be airlifted to hospital.

A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: “The initial call suggested that the young boy was under the car.

“However, when crews arrived they found that the boy was free. The nine-year-old had suffered a very serious break to one of his lower legs.

“Due to the seriousness of the boy’s condition, the crew requested an air ambulance and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford was sent to the scene.

“The boy was airlifted to Birmingham Children’s Hospital where medics were on standby for the helicopter’s arrival.”

 

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