Boy injured in Leisure Centre car park collision

Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre

An eight-year-old boy had to be cut free by firefighters from underneath a vehicle in the grounds of Bradley Stoke Lesiure Centre on Monday afternoon.

Emergency services were called to the scene at around 4pm following reports of a “road traffic collision” in the car park.

Avon Fire & Rescue Service says that, on arrival, its crews found the boy trapped under a vehicle. Their report continues:

“Working alongside paramedics, firefighters quickly worked to stabilise the vehicle, then used hydraulic cutting and spreading equipment as well as airbags to raise the vehicle off the ground and secure it.”

According to the fire service, the child appeared to have suffered leg and head injuries.

Local radio station Jack fm reports that the boy suffered pelvic injuries and was taken to Bristol Children’s Hospital.

A spokeperson for Avon and Somerset Police told The Journal on Tuesday afternoon that the boy was in a “stable and comfortable” condition.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact the force’s Collision Investigation Unit on 0845 4567000.

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  1. I’m struggling to understand how anyone could get enough speed in the Leisure Centre carpark to cause so much injury. The speed strips they have, and the tight nature of the carpark means you can’t really drive at more than 5mph.

    Poor lad! Hope he recovers soon.

  2. The problem is that at lower speeds, a child can be dragged underneath a vehicle, rather than being hit and thrown over the bonnet.

  3. Hey bert you seem to have a lot to say about the accidents that have happened over the last few weeks you seem to have a bit more sympathy for this lad rather than the little lad who was crossing the road on his bike that got hit by a speeding car the lad on the bike actually did nothing wrong while on the other hand the driver did

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