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11-year-old girl critically injured after collision with car in Coventry

Editorial Correspondent 23rd Oct, 2020 Updated: 23rd Oct, 2020

AN 11-YEAR-OLD girl remains in hospital with critical injuries after she was struck by a car in Coventry just after 6pm yesterday (Thursday October 22).

The schoolgirl was allegedly hit by a Toyota Verso on Tamworth Road, near the junction of Waste Lane.

Three ambulance crews, a paramedic officer and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance Critical Care Car attended the scene. She was rushed to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire where she remains in a serious condition, police have reported today.

A West Midlands Ambulance spokeswoman said: “Crews arrived to find a girl, the pedestrian, in a critical condition after coming into collision with a car, with bystander CPR already in progress. Staff then took over in administering life support to the patient whilst getting her on to the ambulance.

“She was then taken to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire on blue lights and sirens with the doctor and critical care paramedic on board continuing treatment.

“The second patient, a man, believed to be the driver of the car, was also treated at the scene and conveyed to UHCW for further assessment.”

West Midlands Police are appealing for information and are keen to hear from anyone with dash cam footage, or who was in the area at the time and who has not already spoken to officers.

Police say the 53-year-old male driver of the Verso remained at the scene, but was not spoken to at the time as he needed medical attention. This will be done in due course as officers seek to establish the full circumstances of what happened.

Anyone with information can contact the police via live chat on their website here or by calling 101. Please quote log number 3979 of 22/10/20.

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