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West Midlands Air Ambulance has had to fly two children to hospital within 24 hours of each other

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: August 14, 2014

  • Air Ambulance landed on the playing field of Abbot Beyne High School following an incident at a private residence on Alexadra Rd in Winshill

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TWO children from Burton have been airlifted to hospital with serious injuries within a 24-hour timeframe.

The first incident on Tuesday saw a young boy rushed to Birmingham Children's Hospital after he apparently fell from an second-floor window.

Ambulance crews and paramedics were called to an address in Shobnall Street just after 2pm before two helicopters from Midlands Air Ambulance landed at Shobnall fields.

West Midlands Ambulance service confirmed the boy was believed to have suffered serious head injuries.

A spokesman told the Mail: "We were called just after 2pm on Tuesday.

"One response ambulance attended along with a paramedic.

"We also sent two air ambulances to the scene, one of which had a merit doctor on board.

"A child, a boy, was airlifted to Birmingham Children's Hospital with serious head injuries and had to be anaesthetised on the scene."

The second incident yesterday happened inside a home on Alexandra Road, Winshill.

An air ambulance, along with a road ambulance and a community paramedic, arrived at the scene at around 2.30pm, where a 7-year-old boy had fallen and sustained a serious head injury.

The air ambulance was forced to land on the field of Abbot Beyne Primary school just under half a mile away.

The road ambulance transported the boy to the helicopter on a stretcher at around 3.05pm before flying to hospital at 3.25pm.

A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service stated: "Ambulance crews were called to the property on Alexandra Road following an accident inside the address. A young boy had fallen and had suffered a head injury.

"He was taken to the air ambulance at a nearby school and airlifted from the scene and taken to Birmingham Children's Hospital."

Following the two incidents, West Midlands Ambulance Service has reminded parents to keep a watchful eye on their children during the summer.

A spokesman said: "Whilst it is a coincidence that the two incidents took place within such a short time of each other, during this time of year we always try to remind parents to be more mindful of their children.

"During the summer, children obviously aren't in a safe environment such as their schools and are often out and about playing near roads or other places where they are at risk."

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