Boy, 5, hit by bus in Shrewsbury town centre

A five-year-old boy has been taken to hospital after being hit by a bus in Shrewsbury town centre.

NCP car park on Wyle Cop. Picture: Google StreetView
The bottom of Wyle Cop. Picture: Google StreetView

West Midlands Ambulance Service received several calls just after 2pm today to reports of a collision involving a bus and a pedestrian in the centre of Shrewsbury.

An ambulance was sent to the scene and the child was treated for facial injuries before being taken to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.

Claire Brown, spokesperson for WMAS, said: "We received several 999 calls shortly after 2pm to reports of a collision involving a bus and a pedestrian.

"An ambulance and a paramedic area support officer attended the scene and treated a 5-year-old boy who had sustained facial injuries in the collision.

"The boy was taken to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital for further treatment."

Several roads in the town centre,  including the Wyle Cop and High Street, were closed for a short period of time while the incident was dealt with.

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