Girl seriously injured in Cradley Heath car crash

A girl was seriously injured when she was knocked down by a car in Cradley Heath this afternoon.

The accident happened  on Station Road, Old Hill, at around 2.40pm. A rapid response vehicle, an ambulance, a paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford attended the scene.

Murray MacGregor, spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service, said: “Crews arrived to find a pedestrian and a car that had been in a serious collision.

“The pedestrian, a girl believed to have been 13-years-old, suffered serious head injuries and had a reduced level of consciousness.

“She received emergency treatment at the scene from medics and her condition was stabilised.”

The girl was transferred by land ambulance to Birmingham Children's Hospital for further emergency treatment.

It is understood the driver of the car was uninjured in the crash but was checked over after suffering from the effects of shock.