Baby girl is seriously injured by 'out of control learner driver'

Baby girl is seriously injured as ‘out of control learner driver’ careers off road into mother and her two children on West Midlands street

  • A car allegedly crashed into a mother and two children in Walsall, West Midlands
  • A baby girl is now being treated in hospital with potentially life-changing injuries
  • Police cordoned off an area where a car had smashed through a garden wall
  • A silver Nissan Micra with a learners L plate was pictured stuck in a house fence

A baby girl is being treated for serious injuries after a driver veered off the road and allegedly struck her as she was out walking with her mother.

The collision took place at a junction in a residential street in Walsall, West Midlands, just after 3.25pm yesterday.

It is understood the car careered in the direction of the mother and her two children, one of whom is the injured girl.   

A silver Nissan Micra with a learners L plate was later pictured implanted into a house fence, having smashed its way through a brick wall. Although the car had L plates, it has not yet been confirmed whether the driver was a learner.

Emergency services attended the scene and treated the victim, who was taken by land ambulance to Birmingham Children’s Hospital with potentially life-changing injuries. 

Police have cordoned off a street in Walsall after a mother and two children were run over by an allegedly ‘out of control’ learner driver

A silver Nissan Micra with a learners L plate was later seen implanted into a house fence after crashing through a brick wall

Police have cordoned off the junction between the two streets as they investigate the circumstances of the collision. 

A spokeswoman from West Midlands Ambulance Service said: ‘We were called at 3.26pm to reports of a road traffic collision involving a car and a pedestrian at the junction of Primley Avenue and Ripon Road.

‘Two ambulances, a paramedic officer, the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford and the West Midlands Care Team attended the scene.

‘On arrival, we found one patient, a child who was the pedestrian, she was assessed by ambulance staff on scene and had sustained potentially serious injuries. 

A silver Nissan Micra was seen embedded in a fence just inches away from a neighbouring property

The car at the scene had apparently smashed its way through a garden wall, with rubble and a broken fence nearby

‘She received treatment on scene and was conveyed to Birmingham Childrens Hospital via land ambulance for further treatment.’ 

A resident near the scene told Black Country Live: ‘It’s the first time I’ve seen something like this happen within the last five years, when I saw all the police I was scared.

‘As a parent it’s scary to see something like this on your doorstep, your thoughts are always with the children first.’

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