27th Jun, 2017

Three taken to hospital after taxi crashes into pedestrians and a lamppost

Shaun Reynolds 4th Jul, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

THREE PEOPLE have been taken to hospital after a taxi collided with pedestrians and a lamppost on Friday (July 1) afternoon.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Hollyfast Road in Coventry shortly after 3.05pm.

Three ambulance and a paramedic support officer were sent to the scene – crews arrived to find four patients, three children and a taxi driver.

One of the boys was treated for back pain and immobilised while the other was treated for an ankle injury – both were taken to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.

A third boy was discharged on scene after being treated for an elbow injury – the taxi driver, a man believed to be in his 40s, was treated for head injuries.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “One of the children, a young boy, was lying on the ground with a dislodged lamppost above him.

“Thankfully, it appears that all patients avoided serious injuries in the incident.”