Schoolgirl, 11, ‘seriously injured’ after being hit by suspected drink driver

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An eleven-year-old schoolgirl has been “gravely injured” after she was hit by a car in a suspected drunken driving incident.

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Emergency services arrived at the crash site in Birmingham’s Sutton Coldfield at around 3 pm on Thursday.

A 32-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous hurt by dangerous driving, police said. The girl was treated on the spot before being taken to the hospital by ambulance.


The two people who were driving the two cars involved in the accident were also treated by the doctors before being taken to the hospital.

Images from the scene, purportedly, show a black car, which looks like it has hit the wrong side of the road. The front part of the car is severely damaged and collided with an oncoming white Hyundai.

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West Midlands Ambulance Service confirmed that they were called at 3:05 pm to report a collision between two cars and a pedestrian.

A spokesman for the service said: “We dispatched three ambulances from Staffordshire, two paramedic officers and a Midlands Air Ambulance to the scene.

“On arrival we found a girl, who was a pedestrian, who had suffered serious injuries in the collision.

“After on-the-spot treatment, she was taken by land ambulance to Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

“The critical care paramedic from the air ambulance traveled with the patient to help him continue treatment on the way to the hospital.”

A West Midlands Police spokesman said on Thursday: “We are currently at Redicap Heath Road, Sutton Coldfield, after a girl was hit by a car at 3pm.

“The 11-year-old girl was taken to the hospital for treatment for her injuries, which are considered serious.

“A 32-year-old man was taken to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries. He is presently arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and causing grievous hurt by dangerous driving.”


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