Seriously injured boy, 12, rushed to hospital after being hit by lorry in Aldridge

A seriously injured 12-year-old boy has been rushed to hospital after being hit by a skip lorry on Thursday morning.

Leighswood Road - Google Maps
Leighswood Road - Google Maps

The boy was hit on Leighswood Road in Aldridge, Walsall, at 10.31am and suffered a serious leg injury.

An ambulance, paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford with medics on board attended the scene as well as police officers.

The boy had to be rushed to Birmingham Children’s Hospital for further trauma care after receiving treatment at the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: "Ambulance staff arrived to find a boy who had sustained a serious injury following the collision.

"The team worked to administer trauma care to the boy before he was conveyed by land ambulance on blue lights to Birmingham Children’s Hospital for further trauma care.

"The air ambulance medics accompanied the ambulance crew and boy to hospital to continue care en-route to hospital."

Residents have reported that Leighswood Road had to be blocked off from the bypass island to Leighswood Avenue by police.

The driver of the lorry remained at the scene and is currently helping police with ongoing investigations into the incident.

A spokesman for West Midlands Police said: "The 12-year-old has been taken to hospital with serious leg injuries.

"The driver remained at the scene and is helping with our enquiries.

"The road has re-opened but we're continuing our investigation into the circumstances of the collision.

"We're keen to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time and has information, and in particular dash cam footage.

"You can message us via Live Chat on our website and quote log 1201 of 14 April, or email investigators direct at FL_COLLISION_INVEST@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk."

One local said the incident took place just outside the The Hair and Beauty Studio on the road and that she hopes the child is ok.

Many people have also raised concerns for safety on the road, with one man claiming he avoids the junction as the view is obscured by a bush when pulling out.

A worker at a local business who did not want to be named also described the junction as "a bad one" due to poor visibility.

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