Boy, 8, and woman, 51, killed in crash after car collided with truck

Boy, eight, and woman, 51, killed in horror crash after car collided with a pick-up truck on a Shropshire country road

  • Eight-year-old boy and woman, 51, have been killed in horror collision with truck
  • Police are appealing for information following fatal collision in Shrewsbury
  • Officers wish to speak to anyone in the area at 3:30pm on Tuesday afternoon

An eight-year-old boy and a woman, 51, have been killed in a horrific crash after their car collided with a pick-up truck. 

Officers were called to the the A458 country road in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, following the crash at 3:30pm on Tuesday afternoon. 

The collision involved a red Honda CR-V which collided head-on with a gold Toyota Hi-Lux between Cressage and Harley Bank. 

The collision involved a red Honda CR-V which collided head-on with a gold Toyota Hi-Lux between Cressage and Harley Bank (Pictured)

The woman, 51, was pronounced dead at the scene while the little boy was rushed to Birmingham Children’s Hospital, but tragically lost his life.

Two men are also in hospital with serious injuries. One was taken to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and another to Stoke University Hospital.

Officers are now appealing for anyone who was in the area at that time to come forward. 

A statement by West Mercia Police says:  ‘Officers wish to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the incident or the cars being driven in the area around that time.

They would also like to hear from anyone who may have captured the incident or the cars on dash cam.’ 

The road was closed while officers, West Midlands Ambulance and Shropshire Fire and Rescue services attended the scene, but it was reopened last night at 10pm.

West Midlands Ambulance Service said they were called by police at 3:39pm and sent multiple resources to the scene.

Four land ambulances, two Midlands Air Ambulances, four paramedic officers and a senior paramedic officer were all in attendance to assist the casualties.

A service spokeswoman said: ‘Crews arrived at the scene of the RTC to find four patients who required treatment.

‘A woman from one of the vehicles was found in a critical condition.

‘Staff worked quickly to administer advanced trauma care at the scene, but sadly despite the best efforts, nothing could be done to save her, and she was confirmed deceased on scene.

‘A boy, who was also found to be in a critical condition from the collision was given advanced trauma care at the scene and was conveyed to Birmingham Children’s Hospital via air ambulance, with treatment continuing en route.

‘However sadly, despite everyone’s best efforts nothing could be done to save the child and he was also confirmed deceased.

‘The third patient, a man, was found in a serious condition and was conveyed to Royal Stoke University Hospital via air ambulance also.

‘The fourth patient, a man, was treated for serious injuries and was conveyed to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital by land ambulance.’

To speak to police, click here quoting incident 415 of November 2. 

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