A YOUNG boy has died and another has suffered life-threatening injuries in a road crash at Draycott-in-the-Moors. The two children were in the same vehicle, which was involved in a collision at around 12.45pm yesterday (Thursday).
The woman driving the car which the two children were in is in a critical condition in hospital, while a male van driver has been treated for minor injuries.
Staffordshire and West Midlands Collision Investigation Unit are investigating the crash.
Three ambulances, a rapid response vehicle, two paramedic officers, the Midlands Air Ambulance from Tatenhill, the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance with a doctor on board and a second BASICS doctor responded to the scene.
A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: “Crews arrived to find a serious road traffic collision involving a car and a van with a total of four patients involved; a driver and two passengers from the car and the van driver.
“A young boy from the car was in cardiac arrest and was already being given bystander CPR.
“Ambulance staff and the doctors worked as a team to deliver advanced trauma care to him at the scene.
“He was quickly transferred by land ambulance on blue lights to nearby Royal Stoke University Hospital; a doctor travelled in the ambulance with the crew to continue resuscitation en route.
“Sadly, despite the best efforts of everyone at the scene and in A&E, nothing could be done to save the boy and he was confirmed dead a short time later.
“Crews assessed the second car passenger, a young boy, and due to his condition and the severity of the collision he was immobilised with a neck collar, spinal board and pelvic binder before being airlifted to Sheffield Children’s Hospital for further specialist care.
“The car driver, a woman in her 20s, sustained multiple injuries and received pain relief to help stabilise her condition before being fully immobilised and taken by land ambulance on blue lights to Royal Stoke University Hospital.
“A man in his 40s, the driver of the van, was out of the vehicle when crews arrived and was found to have suffered leg, hip and arm pain. He was given pain relief before being fully immobilised as a precaution and conveyed by land ambulance to Royal Stoke University Hospital.”
A spokesman for Staffordshire Police added: “The family are being supported by specially trained officers and our thoughts are with them at this sad time.
“The collision, between a silver BMW and a white Mercedes van at around 12.50pm on August 16, occurred on Uttoxeter Road between Blythe Bridge roundabout and Draycott Old Road, near to the junction with Stuart Avenue.
“Officers from the Collision Investigation Unit are appealing for any witnesses of the collision or anyone with dash-cam footage to contact 101 immediately quoting incident number 332 of 16 August.”
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