Boy airlifted with 'potentially serious injuries' after falling off scooter in Telford

A boy has been airlifted to Birmingham Children's Hospital with "potentially serious injuries" after an incident in Telford.

An air ambulance
An air ambulance

An air ambulance was scrambled from Cosford at 12.25pm to reports of an incident on Long Leasow, Woodside.

A small crowd is reported to have gathered outside a pub during the incident where the air ambulance was on the scene for at least half an hour. Police officers were also on scene to manage traffic while the air ambulance landed nearby.

A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: "We were called at 12.25pm to reports of an incident on Long Leasow, Woodside in Telford.

"One ambulance and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford attended.

"Upon arrival we found a boy. He was assessed by ambulance staff. He had sustained potentially serious injuries.

"He received treatment at the scene. He was conveyed to Birmingham Children's Hospital via air ambulance for further treatment.”

A spokesman for West Mercia Police said: "Around 1.30pm today officers received a report concerned for the safely of a boy who had fallen off a scooter on Long Leasow, Woodside.

"Officers attended to manage traffic while the Air Ambulance landed nearby.

"The boy was taken to Birmingham Children’s Hospital as a precaution.

"No other injuries were reported."

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