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Boy seriously injured after being hit by car in Walsall

By Dayna Farrington | Walsall | News | Published:

A schoolboy has been left seriously injured after being hit by a car in the Black Country.

The boy, aged 10, was involved in a crash on the A4038 Darlaston Road in Walsall on Thursday evening.

Emergency services were called to reports of a collision involving a car and a pedestrian at around 6.30pm.

The boy was taken to Birmingham Children's Hospital with a serious leg injury and the road was closed as the scene was cleared.

Police are investigating but nobody has been arrested.

Darlaston Road. Photo: Google Maps

Two ambulances, a paramedic officer, a critical care car, a MERIT trauma doctor and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Bystanders were providing care to the pedestrian, a boy, when ambulance staff arrived.

"The boy was assessed and found to have suffered serious injuries. He was given trauma care at the scene before being taken by land ambulance to Birmingham Children’s Hospital for further treatment.”

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A spokesman for West Midlands Police said: "We are investigating after a child was hit by a car in Darlaston Road, Walsall at around 6.30pm on Thursday evening.

"The 10-year-old was taken to hospital with injuries to their leg."

Anyone with information is asked to call West Midlands Police on 101, quoting log number 3728 of August 6.

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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