5th Dec, 2016

Two children seriously injured after wall collapses in Bretforton

Joshua Godfrey 8th Feb, 2016 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

TWO children aged five and seven have been left with serious injuries after a garden wall collapsed in Bretforton this morning (Monday).

Emergency services were called to the scene at about 8.45am on the junction of Honeybourne Road and New Street, which has now reopened, but a three-way traffic light system has been put in place as unsafe sections of the wall are removed.

Passersby had pulled the children from the rubble before paramedics reached the scene.

The boy was then taken by Air Ambulance to Birmingham Children’s Hospital after suffering from leg and back injuries.

The girl, who suffered from facial and leg injuries, was also taken to the same hospital by an ambulance.

Two fire engines from Evesham attended the incident along with a heavy rescue unit from Droitwich.

Fire crews also searched through the rubble to make sure there were no other casualties before the road reopened.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Passersby had pulled the children from the debris before ambulance crews arrived.

“The boy had leg and back injuries and was flown by the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance to Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

“The girl who had leg and facial injuries was taken to the same hospital by land ambulance.”