Girl airlifted to hospital after Lichfield crash

A crash involving a van and a lorry in Lichfield saw a 12-year-old girl airlifted to hospital.

The accident, involving a van and a lorry, happened just before 4pm yesterday on the A38 at Fradley.

Both carriageways of the road were closed as the girl was flown by the Midlands Air Ambulance to Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said:

“The front seat passenger of the van, a 12-year-old girl, was trapped in the cab and had suffered a serious injury to her leg. The girl was immediately given pain relief and oxygen whilst crews worked with fire fighters at the scene to extricate her carefully from the van. Crews immobilised the girl with a neck collar, spinal board and leg splint.”

The driver of the van, the girl’s father, suffered minor cuts and bruises in the crash and accompanied his daughter in the helicopter to hospital.

The spokeswoman added:

“Despite the hot weather conditions, the incident was well controlled and all three emergency services worked extremely well together to ensure the girl was given the best possible care.”

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