Boy (7) trapped under car in Birmingham collision

Boy (7) trapped under car in Birmingham collision

Boy (7) trapped under car in Birmingham collision

A seven-year-old boy is in a critical condition after becoming trapped under a car in a road accident in Birmingham.

It happened just before 7pm yesterday (Wednesday, July 29) in Debenham Road, near Laxton Grove, in Yardley, when the child was in collision with a Mini.

The boy became trapped under the car and police understand members of the public helped lift the vehicle to free the youngster, who suffered a serious head injury.

The 63-year-old driver of the car – a blue Mini Cooper – remained at the scene and is helping West Midlands Police with their enquiries.

Police are now appealing for witnesses.

Detective Sergeant Paul Hughes, from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “A young boy has been critically injured and his family are clearly devastated. We have specialist officers supporting them at this difficult time.

“We are urgently appealing for anyone with information who hasn’t already spoken to us to make contact. We are particularly keen to hear from anybody who witnessed the collision or may have CCTV or dash-cam footage.

“I would also ask that people do not speculate on the circumstances of the collision. It does not help the family or ourselves as we work to establish the facts.”

Information can be given by contacting collision investigators on or via Live Chat at between 8am and midnight. Quote log 3897 of 29/07/20.