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Stourbridge crash: Boy, two, hit by car

The scene of the collision
Image caption The crash involved a Toyota Avensis which was towing a trailer

A two-year-old boy is in a critical condition in hospital after being hit by a car in the West Midlands.

Jack Pinder was airlifted to hospital after the collision in Duncombe Street, in Wollaston, near Stourbridge.

The crash, which happened at about 14:30 GMT on Tuesday, involved a Toyota Avensis which was towing a trailer.

The 66-year-old driver was uninjured but shaken after the crash, a police spokesman said. He added the boy suffered serious head injuries.

A spokesman for Birmingham Children's Hospital, where Jack is being treated, said: "Jack's parents are still in shock after the accident.

Serious injuries

"His parents are by his bedside and we are hoping he comes through this."

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: "On arrival, the ambulance staff found a two-year-old boy who had suffered very serious injuries."

The boy was airlifted to Birmingham Children's Hospital.

The road was closed for two-and-a-half hours while the vehicle was recovered and the scene was examined.

Police appealed for anyone who witnessed the collision to contact them.

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