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Mum pushing pram struck by vehicle in North Yorks

Mum pushing pram struck by vehicle in North Yorks

Published by The Stray FM News Team at 10:37am 21st November 2019.

Mum with her two young children hit by car following collision with a fire engine

  • It's emerged that a mother pushing a pram with a four week old baby in it were struck by a vehicle in Selby.
  • It happened when a fire engine on an emergency call was involved in a collision with a car.
  • The mother suffered a severe knee injury.
  • Her four-week-old son was unhurt, while her 17 month old daughter suffered minor head injuries.
  • The car driver was more seriously injured, and was tkane to Leeds General Infirmary.

A mum pushing a pram, with two children, have have been struck by a vehicle after a fire engine was involved in a collision with a car in Selby.

One of the children is just four weeks old, the other 17 months old.

Stray FM's sister station, Minster FM has been told by family-members that the 17-year-old mum was pushing the pram along Scott Road when the crash happened at about 5pm on Wednesday (20 November).

The mother suffered a severe knee injury and was taken to hospital where she is due to undergo surgery.

Her four-week-old boy was unhurt, while his 17-month-old sister apparently suffered light bumps and bruising to her head.

The teenage mum's own mother told Minster FM:

"My daughter is in a hospital waiting for her operation as her knee is shattered.

Thankfully I still have my daughter and grandkids, as she was pushing her babies at the time.

The whole situation could have been so much worse."

The fire engine was on an emergency call, with flashing blue lights, when it was involved in a collision with a car.

The car driver was seriously injured.

North Yorkshire Police spokesperson:

"Around 5.05pm yesterday (20th November) we received reports of a collision involving a fire engine, a car and a pedestrian on Scott Road in Selby.

A fire engine was travelling to an emergency call when a collision occurred with a red Vauxhall Astra.

The collision caused the Vauxhall to mount the pavement and collide with a 17 year old female pedestrian who was pushing a pram.

The 45 year old male driver of the Vauxhall was cut out of his vehicle by the fire service and transported to Leeds General Infirmary by ambulance with serious injuries.

The female pedestrian was transported to York District Hospital with a suspected leg fracture, her young child was unharmed.

The 29 year old male driver of the fire engine was also unharmed.  

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service has been asked for a statement.

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