Five-year-old boy awaiting operation following serious crash in Church Lawford

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A five-year-old boy is awaiting an operation after suffering a serious head injury following a three-vehicle crash in Rugby.

Ambulance staff treated six patients following the collision between two cars and a lorry on the A428 Coventry Road in Church Lawford just after 2pm yesterday (Monday, January 4).

The boy was trapped inside the car after it had overturned and was left with serious injuries. He was cut out of the vehicle and airlifted to Birmingham Children’s Hospital where he is awaiting an operation.

The male driver of the car and a second boy managed to get out of the overturned vehicle before the emergency services arrived and escaped without serious injuries.

A mother, believed to be in her 40s, and her daughter were travelling in the second car and were experiencing neck and back pain following the crash. They suffered minor injuries and were taken to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire for further checks.

Three ambulances, a paramedic area support officer and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance with a doctor on board attended the scene.

A Warwickshire Police spokesman said: “A five-year-old boy was airlifted to Birmingham Children’s Hospital with a serious head injury. He remains in hospital awaiting an operation.”

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “One of the cars involved had overturned which had left a young boy trapped inside with serious injuries. Ambulance staff worked quickly with the fire service to extricate him from the car whilst the doctor delivered trauma care. Once released from the wreckage, he was immobilised with a neck collar and spinal board before being airlifted to Birmingham Children’s Hospital for further treatment.

“The driver from the same car, a man, and a second boy had managed to get out of the overturned vehicle before emergency services arrived. Both were assessed but had thankfully escaped serious injury. They were taken to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire as a precaution due to the nature of the collision.

“A mother and daughter were in the second car. Upon assessment by ambulance crews the mother, believed to be in her 40s, was found with neck and back pain and had to be extricated from the vehicle onto a spinal board. Her daughter suffered minor injuries and were both taken to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire for further checks.

“The lorry driver was uninjured.”