A 12 year old lad was anaesthetised before being taken to hospital with a serious head injury after he was involved in a collision with a car on his cycle in Frankley yesterday (Sunday 6th August).
The accident happened just before 1pm in Ormond Road and was attended by an ambulance and paramedic officer, alongside the Midlands Air Ambulance with a MERIT trauma doctor and critical care paramedic on board. An off duty nurse and passers-by were assisting the lad before emergency services arrived.
Serious head injury
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The youngster had suffered a serious head injury and was not fully conscious. The doctor on the aircraft decided to anaesthetise him at the scene before he was taken on blue lights to the paediatric major trauma centre at Birmingham Children’s Hospital; the doctor and critical care paramedic travelled with the ambulance crew.”
The ambulance service spokesman confirmed that the car involved in the accident was not at the scene when their staff arrived.
A West Midlands Police spokeswoman said: “A 12-year-old boy was knocked off his pushbike by a black Ford Fiesta which did not stop at the scene.
“The owner of the vehicle, a 28-year-old man handed himself in a short time later and was later released under investigation.”
Anyone with any information is urged to call 101 quoting log 1280 6/8.
The spokeswoman said: “The boy remains in a critical but stable condition in hospital.”
The lad’s parents confirmed that he is receiving treatment at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, where he underwent surgery for a brain injury yesterday.
His mum wrote on our Facebook page: “He’s had a stable night, so just a waiting game now. The support has been overwhelming, thank you all x”
A resident has organised a petition to Birmingham City Council in an effort to get improved traffic calming measures on Ormond Road. Paper copies to sign are available at Nisa in Ormond Road and an online version is available here.
We wish the lad a full and speedy recovery. Our thoughts are with all his family and friends and all those affected.
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