AN EIGHT-YEAR-OLD boy was airlifted to hospital with head injuries following a two-vehicle collision on the outskirts of Oswestry last week.
The incident involved a white Ford Transit pick-up, which was in collision with a blue Fiat Punto at the Shrewsbury Road junction with the Maes-Y-Clawdd Industrial Estate shortly before midday last Tuesday (January 22).
The female driver of the car was conveyed to hospital by land ambulance after complaining of neck, back and leg pain.
Police, fire and ambulance crews raced to the scene, as the Midlands Air Ambulance flew in, landing on Shrewsbury Road close to Mile End roundabout.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “An eight-year-old boy, a passenger in the Transit, was taken by air ambulance to the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital with head injuries, and a woman in her 30s was also taken to the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital by land ambulance.
“We sent the air ambulance from Cosford, a land ambulance and a first responder vehicle,” the spokesperson added.
The road was closed for around an hour from Mile End roundabout to the Smithfield Livestock Market entrance, while fire crews made the vehicles safe and assisted with first aid treatment.