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A young girl has died after a collision with a lorry

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Wednesday 19th October 2016 – 8.00am – Murray MacGregor.

A young girl has died after she was in a collision with a skip lorry.

The tragic incident happened at just after 4.00pm on Tuesday afternoon at Riley Square on Henley Road in the Bell Green area of Coventry.

An ambulance was on scene within five minutes of the first of six 999 emergency calls.  It was backed up by two further ambulances, a paramedic area support officer and the doctor from the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance responding in a car.

“A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “A GP from the practice over the road arrived just before the ambulance did but sadly both he and the crew quickly realised that nothing could be done to save the child and she was confirmed dead at the scene.

“The child’s mother was treated by ambulance crews before being taken to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.

“The man driving the skip lorry was also assessed by ambulance staff and was taken to George Eliot Hospital.”

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Author: 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.

2 thoughts on “A young girl has died after a collision with a lorry

  1. I work for the OOH’s in Coventry &
    The Lady of the child lives next
    Door to my sister & the lady & my
    Sister
    Would like to thank ALL the Crews
    In the ambulance service & ALL
    The other Emergency Services & are
    Hearts goes out to the Mother & All
    The family & friends

    • Hi Paul…thank you for your kind words. We’ll make sure your words are passed onto the staff who attended the incident. It was a horrific case for all concerned. Our thoughts are most with the family – a truly awful situation #RIP.

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