Three to hospital after taxi collides with children

 

Friday, 1st July – 4.30pm – Jamie Arrowsmith

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Three people have been taken to hospital after a taxi collided with pedestrians and a lamppost this afternoon.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Hollyfast Road in Coventry shortly after 3.05pm and sent three ambulances and a paramedic area support officer to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find four patients, three children and a taxi driver.

“One of the children, a young boy, was lying on the ground with a dislodged lamppost above him, thankfully having fallen into some trees which were stopping it from falling on to the child.

“One of the boys was treated for back pain and immobilised whilst the other was treated for an ankle injury. Both were taken to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.

“The 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 a head injury, immobilised and taken to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.

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

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Notes to Editors:

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Written by officialwmas

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) covers a geographical area of approximately 5,000 square miles and serves a population of 5.6 million people living in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Coventry & Warwickshire, Staffordshire and the Birmingham & the Black Country conurbation. The Trust has a total number of 4000 members of staff and uses 864 vehicles.

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