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Boy, 7, hit by National Express coach in Birmingham

Camden Street and Ellen Street Image copyright Google
Image caption The crash happened between Camden Street and Ellen Street

A seven year-old boy suffered a serious head injury when he was hit by a double decker bus in Birmingham.

West Midlands Police said he was taken to hospital after being struck between Camden Street and Ellen Street, in Winson Green, just after 16:20 BST on Tuesday.

The youngster's condition is not thought to be life changing or life threatening.

Another boy, 12, was taken to hospital as a precaution, police said.

A police spokesman said the seven-year-old had received specialist trauma care at the scene before being taken to Birmingham Children's Hospital.

National Express confirmed one of its buses was involved in the incident and it was helping police with their investigation.

It is understood the coach's CCTV footage has also been handed over to officers.

A spokeswoman for the bus company said: "There was an incident at 16:20 this afternoon involving a National Express West Midlands double decker on the 87 route at Spring Hill.

"We would like to wish the lad a speedy recovery and apologise to customers for any delays to their journeys."

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