Boy in hospital with severe head trauma after being hit by 999 call ambulance


A boy of 10 is being treated for 'significant head injuries' after he was hit by an ambulance on a 999 emergency call-out.

The schoolboy was struck by the vehicle just after 4pm on Thursday on London Road, Bath.

The Evening Standard reports that he was initially taken to the Royal United Hospital, but later transferred to the specialist major trauma unit at Frenchay Hospital, Bristol.

A South Western Ambulance Service spokeswoman confirmed the incident had happened, and said that due to the 'serious condition' of the patient, the police gave permission for the ambulance to leave the scene to take him to hospital.

"Clearly our primary concern is for the patient and his family - senior executives from South Western Ambulance Service have travelled to Bath and will offer to meet with the family," the spokeswoman said. "We are also ensuring the crew involved are fully supported."

A spokesman for Frenchay Hospital said last night that the child remained in a 'stable condition'.