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Police appeal for witnesses after van hit seven-year-old boy in Halesowen
10:54am Tuesday 7th August 2012 in Black Country News
POLICE have launched an appeal for witnesses to a crash in Halesowen last night which left a young boy fighting for life.
The seven-year-old was hit by a van on Whitefriars Drive at around 7.15pm and is in Birmingham Children’s Hospital in a critical but stable condition this morning.
The Vauxhall Vivaro hit the boy as it was reversing.
The boy was airlifted to hospital and the street, near Earls High, was sealed off whilst crash investigators worked at the scene. It reopened at 10pm.
Inspector Mark Watkins, from West Midlands Police force’s collision investigation unit, said: "The young boy is gravely ill in hospital following last night's collision, and we are appealing for any witnesses to come forward, who are yet to speak to police.
"At this stage it appears the van had reversed and collided with the child, however we want to hear from anyone who may have information to help us further our investigation."
Witnesses can call the collision investigation unit at West Midlands Police by dialling 101.