Tuesday 31st May 2016 – 2.05pm SIGN CRUSHES PRAM
A toddler has had an incredibly lucky escape after a shop sign fell on his pram.
It happened in St Marys Street in Newport, Shropshire at 1.40pm this afternoon (Tuesday)
An ambulance was initially responded and was backed up by the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford with the MERIT Trauma Doctor on board.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The 999 callers described how a shop sign about 1 metre square had fallen about 20 feet from a shop and landed on the pram.
“On arrival, the crews found the 10 month old boy and his mother in a nearby shop.
“The pram appears to have taken the bulk of the force from the sign landing.
“Thankfully, the little boy escaped serious injury. He had minor injuries to his head and right lower leg.
“After assessment by the ambulance crew and the doctor, he was taken to Princess Royal Hospital in Telford.
“When you consider what might have happened, he is one very lucky young boy.”