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Two children airlifted to hospital following crash in Wednesbury

Two children have been airlifted to hospital, one in a critical condition, after they were in collision with a van in the Black Country.

The crash happened on High Bullen, Wednesbury, at around 5:15pm.

Three ambulances, a paramedic officer and two air ambulances were sent to the scene.

When crews arrived they found two boys approximately 10 years old who had been in collision with a van.

One had suffered a severe head injury. He was anaesthetised at the scene by the trauma doctor from the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford before being airlifted to Birmingham Children’s Hospital in a critical condition.

The second child had suffered multiple abrasions and the driver of the van was uninjured.

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman