Stoke & Staffordshire

Burton upon Trent crash: Girl, 10, pinned between cars

A 10-year-old girl was seriously injured when she was pinned between two cars in a car park in Staffordshire.

The girl suffered a broken leg and suspected internal injuries and a man, thought to be her father, suffered leg injuries.

It happened in Coopers Square car park, Burton upon Trent, on Monday.

The Midlands Air Ambulance flew the girl to University Hospital North Staffordshire. Her father was taken there by road.

An ambulance service spokeswoman said the girl and the man were both hit by the car.

Car driver

She said: "The car, which had collided with a number of other vehicles in the car park, had reportedly come to rest pinning the girl in-between another car.

"Crews quickly assessed the girl and found she had suffered a fractured leg and suspected internal pelvic injuries."

She said the girl was given pain relief before being immobilised with a neck collar and spinal board.

"The driver of the car, a woman in her 50s, and her elderly female passenger were checked over on scene and treated for the effects of shock before being taken by land ambulance to Queens Hospital in Burton as a precaution," she said.

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