A seven-year-old boy is said to have been dragged under a car for 50 feet in a collision on Niveveh Road, Handsworth, Birmingham, early yesterday morning.
His five-year-old brother was catapulted onto a car bonnet, and the impact left the windscreen of the car cracked.
It's believed to have happened as the children were walking to school.
Eyewitness Jaz Rasul, who owns the Nine Food Store on the corner of Nineveh Road and Victoria Road, said:
“I heard screams and walked out of my shop to find the mother lying across the pavement and I could see the toddler on the bonnet of the car."
The seven-year-old boy is being treated at Birmingham Children’s Hospital for multiple injuries, including a serious head injury.
Police said his mum, 33, suffered a suspected fractured shoulder, and a five-year-old boy was being treated for a minor head injury. An 11-year-old girl suffered cuts and bruises, and two boys aged nine and 13 have since been given the all clear.
The driver of the car was uninjured, but shaken following the incident.
Police said she was helping them with their inquiries.
Police have confirmed a seven-year-old boy is being treated for a serious head injury in hospital after a crash in Handsworth this morning. He was walking to school with his mother when they were involved in a crash with a Vauxhall Corsa.
A 33-year-old woman is in hospital with a suspected fractured shoulder. The seven-year-old boy has multiple injuries. A five-year-old boy is being treated for a minor head injury. An 11-year-old girl and two boys aged nine and 13, who were also involved, have since been given the all clear.
Police say the driver of the car is helping them with their enquiries. Any witnesses are urged to call 101. Nineveh Road was closed for three hours this morning, but has since reopened.
A 7-year-old boy was 'dragged under a car for 50ft' according to reports from the scene of a crash in Birmingham.
A mother and four children from the same family required medical treatment following the accident involving a car and five pedestrians on Nineveh Road in Handsworth during this mornings rush hour.
The woman driving the car was uninjured.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said:
“Crews arrived to find significant traffic disruption at the scene following a collision between a car and five pedestrians..
Reports at the scene suggested one patient, a seven year old boy, had been dragged underneath the car for approximately 50ft, leading to serious injuries. He was treated for injuries to his face and a fractured arm before being taken on alert to Birmingham Children’s Hospital."
A 22-year-old Criminal Psychology student is due to appear in court today accused of stabbing a teenager.
Josh Welch from Heathfield Road in Handsworth allegedly attacked the 17-year-old man's head and back with a kitchen knife in the early hours of Thursday morning, as the pair walked together to a local shop.
Welch is originally from Wolverhampton and is studying at Birmingham City University.
He will appear at Birmingham Magistrates Court.
A 17-year-old is in hospital in a critical but stable condition.