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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