An 11-year-old boy has been involved in a crash with a car in Burton. The road where the accident happened was blocked for more than an hour.
Staffordshire Police and paramedics were called to Waterloo Street, at around 2pm today, Wednesday, July 26, to reports that a young pedestrian had been involved in a collision with a Peugeot 107 car.
The boy suffered head injuries, leg pain and bruising to his ribs, said a spokesman. However, the brave youngster declined any pain relief, instead saying he could manage, he said.
He was taken to Birmingham Children’s Hospital by land ambulance.
West Midlands Ambulance Service had also sent a doctor and a critical care paramedic from Midlands Air Ambulance in a car due to the poor weather for flying.
A spokesman for the ambulance service said: “We were called at 2pm to Waterloo Street to reports of a collision between a car and a pedestrian.
“We sent one ambulance and he crew from Midland Air Ambulance in a car due to the poor weather.
“We treated an 11-year-old boy who was complaining of head injuries and leg pain. He also suffered a nasty cut to his head and bruising to his ribs.
“He also declined pain relief saying he could manage and he was taken to Birmingham Children’s Hospital via land ambulance.”
A spokesman for Staffordshire Police said the boy’s injuries are not thought to be life threatening.