I’m aware of ongoing reports of a car accident involving a child in Blakemore Road, Walsall Wood near Castlefort School this morning (Friday 15th September 2017).
Reports from trusted locals say police and an air ambulance were in attendance and a child was taken by ambulance to hospital in Birmingham.
You can read a report on this by the Walsall Advertiser here.
Local police have said they are aware of the incident and the incident is over, but enquiries obviously continue.
I will bring you more information as and when I get it. Obviously when such an incident occurs, public speculation will be at a high but I would ask that in comments on social media and other places online readers are respectful of those involved until the facts are known.
West Midlands ambulance Service said:
We were called to Blakemore Road in Walsall Wood at 8.37am to reports of a car vs child incident.
Crews arrived to find a young female toddler with multiple injuries. She was treated by ambulance staff for a head injury, a nose injury and hip injuries.
She was immobilised with the use of a scoop stretcher and given pain relief before being taken to Birmingham Children’s Hospital by land ambulance for further assessment.
The driver of the car was uninjured in the incident
My deepest sympathies and best wishes to the family and friends of the injured child.
Alex Ross, reporter with the Express & Star, has tweeted the following.
A girl has been knocked down by a car in Blakemore Road in Walsall Wood, close to Castlefort School this morning. Air ambulance on scene— Alex Ross (@AlexRoss_Star) September 15, 2017
.@WMPolice say the road is currently closed. @JHarris_Star is on his way to the scene— Alex Ross (@AlexRoss_Star) September 15, 2017
Thanks to reader Jane, Sarah and San Holden of the Walsall Advertiser for help.