Boy hit by ambulance in Bath

A 10-year-old boy is in a stable condition in hospital after suffering a "significant head injury" having been hit by an ambulance on its way to a 999 call in the centre of Bath this afternoon.

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Schoolboy hit by ambulance believed to be aged 10

The schoolboy who was hit by ambulance in Bath who was thought to be 14 is now believed to be 10.

He was taken to the city's Royal United Hospital after the accident at the junction of London Road and Snow Hill near the River Avon, she added.

Due to the serious condition of the patient, police gave permission for the ambulance to leave the scene to take him to hospital.

Clearly our primary concern is for the patient and his family - senior executives from South Western Ambulance Service have travelled to Bath and will offer to meet with the family.

We are also ensuring the crew involved are fully supported.

We are also working closely with the police to ensure the circumstances surrounding this serious incident.

– South Western Ambulance Service spokeswoman

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Statement from ambulance service

At 4.01pm this afternoon, an ambulance crew responding to a 999 emergency reported to our clinical hub that they had struck a child near the junction with London Road and Snow Hill in Bath. They reported the child had suffered a significant head injury.

The patient was placed in the ambulance and taken by the crew straight to Royal United Hospital where he is now being treated. Due to the serious condition of the patient, police gave permission for the ambulance to leave the scene to take him to hospital.

– South Western Ambulance Service

They added:

Clearly our primary concern is for the patient and his family – senior executives from South Western Ambulance Service have travelled to Bath and will offer to meet with the family. We are also ensuring the crew involved are fully supported

We are also working closely with the police to ensure the circumstance surrounding this serious incident are fully investigated.

– South Western Ambulance Service
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Young boy hit by ambulance in Bath

A young boy has been taken to hospital with serious head injuries after being hit by an ambulance on its way to an emergency call in the centre of Bath. The accident happened at 4 o'clock on the London Road at Snow Hill.

The ambulance crew gave first aid to the boy at the scene and then took him to the Royal United Hospital. Police officers who were following the ambulance witnessed the incident. The ambulance was responding to a call about a car fire.

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