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Schoolboy left seriously injured after being hit by a bus in Birmingham

By Dayna Farrington | Birmingham | News | Published:

A schoolboy has been left seriously injured after being hit by a bus near Birmingham city centre.

West Midlands Police

The seven-year-old boy received serious head injuries in the crash which took place shortly in Winson Green shortly before 4.20pm today.

He was given specialist trauma care at the scene between Camden Street and Ellen Street.

He has been taken to Birmingham Children's Hospital. The boy's condition is not thought to be life-threatening or life-changing, according to a West Midlands Police spokesman.

A 12-year-old boy who was with him at the time of the crash was also taken to hospital as a precaution and although shaken by what happened, he has not sustained any injuries.

Road closures in Camden Street, Dudley Road and Spring Hill are in place while West Midlands Police carry out an investigation.

A spokesman for the force said: "Officers are currently at the scene of a serious collision between Camden Street and Ellen Street in Winson Green after two school children were hit by a bus just after 4.20pm this afternoon.

"Both boys have been taken to hospital, with one sustaining a serious head injury.

"Camden Street, Dudley Road and Spring Hill are likely to remain closed for some time."

Anyone with information or saw witnessed the incident is asked to call officers on 101, quoting incident number 1897 of July 10.

Dayna Farrington

By Dayna Farrington
Senior reporter based at Wolverhampton

Reporter for the Express & Star based at Wolverhampton.

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