A SCHOOLBOY has been struck by a vehicle on the A5 this afternoon, close to the area of Stonydelph Lane.
The collision, which involved a car and a pedestrian has left a teenage boy with serious lower leg injuries.
West Midlands Ambulance Service and Staffordshire Police were called to the A5, near Stoneydelph Lane, at 3.20pm earlier today (Monday).
Police, an ambulance, a paramedic area support officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Tatenhill attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “A pedestrian and a car had been involved in a collision on the A5 dual carriageway. The pedestrian, an 11-year-old boy, had reportedly been knocked unconscious in the collision. Upon assessment by ambulance staff, they found not only had he sustained a suspected head injury but he had also suffered a nasty fracture to his lower leg and ankle.
“Working as a team, ambulance staff administered analgesia to the boy to manage his pain before he was fully immobilised with a neck collar, spinal board and leg splint.
“Once stable the boy was transferred to the awaiting helicopter, which had landed on the carriageway, before being airlifted to Birmingham Children’s Hospital.
“The driver of the car, a man, was uninjured.
“The A5 was closed in both directions by police for a short time so that the air ambulance could land and lift safely.”
The road has now reopened in both directions.
Our thoughts are with all involved and hope that anyone injured, physically or emotionally make a speedy recovery.