YOUNG CHILD AIRLIFTED Monday 6th March 2017 – 08.45am
A young boy has been airlifted to the region’s paediatric major trauma centre after he was involved in a collision with a car.
The incident happened at about 8.45am on Shobnall Street in Burton On Trent between Shobnall Close and Casey Lane.
An ambulance, a paramedic area support officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Staffordshire were initially sent.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The first update from the scene said the child was unconscious so the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford with a trauma doctor on board was also sent.
“The five year old had a suspected head injury.
“After assessment at the scene, the youngster was taken by land ambulance to the Staffordshire aircraft which had landed on playing fields nearby, for the flight to Birmingham Children’s Hospital.
“The driver of the car involved was assessed at the scene, but the man was discharged. A woman from the car immediately behind the one involved was also assessed and discharged.”