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Boy, 14, left with life-changing injuries after minibus crash

By Dayna Farrington | Tipton | News | Published:

A teenage boy has been left with "life-changing" injuries after he was hit by a minibus in the Black Country.

The teenager was struck by a mini bus in Toll End Road. Photo: Google Maps

The 14-year-old boy was riding a push bike when he was struck by the minibus in Toll End Road, Tipton, on Sunday night.

The boy, who has not been identified, remained in hospital on Monday afternoon, where he is being treated for life-changing injuries, a police spokesman confirmed.

Emergency services crews rushed to the scene of the incident, which unfolded at around 9.15pm on Sunday.

The minibus driver has been assisting West Midlands Police with their enquiries.

West Midlands Police officers have now launched an investigation into the collision and are appealing for any witnesses to come forward to assist them with their enquiries.

A spokesman for the force said: "Police are investigating a collision between a minibus and a teenager on Toll End Road, Tipton at 9.15pm on Sunday.

"A 14-year-old boy was on a push bike when he was struck by the minibus.

"He was taken to hospital where he remains with life-changing injuries.

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"The driver of the bus stopped at the scene and is assisting police with their enquiries. Anyone with information can contact us."

Witnesses or anyone with information can call West Midlands Police on 101, or via the force's live chat service at www.west-midlands.police.uk, quoting incident crime reference number 2482 of May 5.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Dayna Farrington

By Dayna Farrington
Senior reporter based at Wolverhampton

Reporter for the Express & Star based at Wolverhampton.

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