A teenage boy was injured last night when the mini motorbike he was riding collided with a car in Northfield.
The lad was involved in the collision in Tessall Lane, close to the Farren Road junction at around 11pm last night, Sunday 5th June.
The road was closed for some time following the accident, which left the car involved with a smashed windscreen. An ambulance, a paramedic area support officer and a MERIT trauma doctor attended the scene and the boy was transferred to Birmingham Children’s Hospital.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Upon assessment by ambulance staff, the boy was found with nasty leg injuries as well as gravel rash to his arms, shoulder and back. His wounds were treated and he was given pain relief before he was immobilised and taken to Birmingham Children’s Hospital for further assessment and treatment.”
The spokeswoman stressed the importance of protective clothing for motorcyclists, saying: “Whilst it was reassuring that that boy was protected with a helmet, his other injuries could’ve been minimised if he’d been wearing suitable protective clothing such as leathers or kevlar, boots and gloves.”
Image: West Midlands Ambulance Service