Boy dies in Parkfield Road collision in Newbold

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A boy has died and another has been injured following an incident in Rugby yesterday afternoon (Wednesday).

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to reports of a road traffic collision in Parkfield Road in Rugby shortly before 4.35pm yesterday.

An ambulance, two rapid response vehicles, a paramedic area support officer, a senior ambulance officer, the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance and a doctor attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “On arrival at the scene crews found a boy lying in the road. The boy who had suffered serious injuries was immediately assessed and was found to be in traumatic cardiac arrest. Full resuscitation techniques were carried out at the scene but unfortunately despite best efforts of ambulance crews nothing could be done to save the boy and he was confirmed deceased at the scene.

“A second boy found in the van was treated for facial injuries. The boy was fully immobilised before being conveyed to University Hospital of Coventry and Warwickshire, via land ambulance, for further assessment and treatment.”

Police closed Parkfield Road yesterday following the crash.

The identity of the boy who has died has not yet been formally released by Warwickshire Police.