Investigations are underway after a boy was left with serious injuries when he was hit by an ambulance responding to an emergency in Bath.
The child, who has been named as 12-year-old George Jenkins, was left with serious head injuries after the incident on one of the city's busiest roads. Police and the ambulance service are working to find out what happened. Laura Makin-Isherwood reports.
Police have issued an appeal for witnesses and information following the incident in London Road, Bath yesterday when an ambulance responding to an emergency call was in collision with a 12-year-old pedestrian.
The boy has suffered a head injury and remains in a serious but stable condition in hospital. Anyone who was in the area at the time and witnessed the collision is asked to police on 101. . Police have thanked motorists for their understanding while the road was closed last night.
A schoolboy is in hospital with serious head injuries after being hit by an ambulance in Bath. The crew were responding to an emergency call when the accident happened. Police closed the A4 London Road, resulting in traffic chaos through the rush hour. Watch Caron Bell's report.
A schoolboy who was hit by an ambulance in Bath has been transferred to Frenchay Hospital in Bristol. He was initially taken to the Royal United Hospital in Bath. South Western ambulance service say he suffered from 'serious head injuries'.
Witness says schoolboy's friends were in "deep shock"
A schoolboy was hit by an ambulance on his way home from today. Domenica Oatley, who works at the community centre across the road witnessed the aftermath of the crash. She took in the boy's friends until their parents arrive.
The ambulance that hit a little boy on London Road in Bath earlier today, has returned to the scene. It initially took the boy to the Royal United Hospital in Bath because he has serious head injuries.
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
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.