Girl seriously injured in Coventry after being 'hit by car'

It happened on Sewall Highway in Wyken
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A young girl suffered serious injuries after being 'hit by a car' in Coventry. It happened on Sewall Highway in Wyken yesterday afternoon (Tuesday, July 9).

Paramedics were called to the scene at around 4pm. A Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance also attended, West Midlands Ambulance Service said.

Medics found that a 12-year-old girl, who was a pedestrian, had sustained potentially serious injuries. She was given treatment at the scene before being airlifted to Birmingham Childrens Hospital.

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A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: “We received 999 calls shortly before 4pm on Tuesday (July 9) reporting a collision involving a pedestrian and a car on Sewall Highway. An ambulance, paramedic officer and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance responded to the scene and arrived within nine minutes.

“Crews found a pedestrian, a girl, who had sustained potentially serious injuries. Medics worked to administer trauma care to the girl to stabilise her condition before she was airlifted to Birmingham Childrens Hospital for further emergency care.”

A spokesman for West Midlands Police said: “We were called to reports of a collision involving a car and a young girl on Sewall Highway at around 4pm yesterday (July 9). She was taken to Birmingham Childrens Hospital for treatment as a precaution and has since been discharged. Anyone with any information is asked to contact us via Live Chat on our website or call 101 quoting 3295 of July 9.”

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