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Horror as mum and 11-month-old baby in pram rushed to hospital after car mounts pavement


The woman was walking on the pavement with a push chair when two cars crashed, with one heading into their path and striking them. Emergency services rushed to the scene of the incident on Hollyfield Road South, in Reddicap, at around 11.30am on Wednesday. Two ambulances, two paramedic officers and the West Midlands Central Accident, Resuscitation & Emergency (CARE) team were deployed.

The woman was treated for serious injuries that were not believed to be life threatening, before she was taken to nearby Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

The 11-month-year-old was treated for “potentially serious injuries” before being taken taken to Birmingham Children’s Hospital for further assessment.

The driver of the car and another woman were assessed at the scene and discharged.

A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: “We were called to reports of a collision between a car and pedestrians on Hollyfield Road South at 11.32am on Wednesday (January 26).

“Two ambulances, two paramedic officers and the West Midlands Care Team were sent to the scene.

“On arrival we discovered two pedestrians, a woman and a baby, who had been injured in the incident.

“The woman was treated for serious injuries, not believed to be life-threatening, before being taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.

“The baby was treated for potentially serious injuries before being taken to Birmingham Children’s Hospital for further assessment. The car driver, a woman, was assessed and discharged at the scene.”

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