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Boy, 9, airlifted to hospital after being hit by van in Rugeley

By Megan Archer | Rugeley | News | Published:

A nine-year-old boy was airlifted to hospital after being hit by a van in Rugeley.

Emergency services were called to Rugeley Bus Station, on Elmore Lane, at 2.20pm on Monday after the boy was hit by a white Mercedes Vito.

The boy, who lives in the town, suffered leg injuries and was taken to Birmingham Children’s Hospital by air ambulance. He is in a stable condition.

The driver of the van, a 57-year-old man and the passenger, a 60-year-old woman, were uninjured. Both are from the Bradford area.

A West Midlands Ambulance spokeswoman said: “When crews arrived at the scene, they found a boy, who was the pedestrian, with potentially serious injuries after being in collision with a car.

“Staff administered trauma care on scene, with the critical care paramedics advising best for the boy to be taken to Birmingham Children’s Hospital due to the nature of his injuries. The patient was then conveyed to hospital via air ambulance.”

Anyone with any information is asked to message Staffordshire Police on Facebook or Twitter quoting incident number 362 of August 31 or call 101.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or at crimestoppers-uk.org

Megan Archer

By Megan Archer
Chief Reporter - @MeganA_Star

Chief Reporter with the Express & Star. Give me a call on 01902 319363 or email megan.archer@expressandstar.co.uk.

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