September 26th, 2016

Ambulance staff issue road safety plea after 10-year-old collides with car

PARENTS are being urged to remind their children about road safety after a youngster ended up in hospital after a collision with a car.

Ambulance bosses issued the plea after a 10-year-old boy ran out from between parked cars on St George’s Road at around 3.20pm on Monday, June 1.

A paramedic area support officer was first on scene backed up by an ambulance.

A spokesperson from West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said the boy was reported to have come out from behind a parked van and collided with the side of a car ‘driving by at relatively slow speed’.

They said: “Fortunately, the boy went into the side of the car rather than being hit by the front end.

“Despite that he was still suffering from a laceration to his head and a suspected fracture dislocation to his left leg.”

The boy was treated at the scene by ambulance staff before being taken University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire for further assessment and treatment.

They added: “The woman driving the car was uninjured by understandably upset by what had happened.

“Although this young man has ended up in hospital, it had the potential to be much more serious.

“We would urge all parents to re-enforce the ‘green cross code’ so as to avoid their own children getting hurt, or worse.”

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