Boy, 10, suffers ‘potentially serious’ injuries as scooter crashes into car

Horrifying footage showing the moment a boy on a scooter was flung into the air after being hit by a car has been described as "every driver's worst nightmare". The 10-year-old was rushed to hospital with "potentially serious injuries" following the collision in Smethwick.

The youngster was hit at the junction of Wilson Road and Sycamore Road on Saturday, May 20, after footage appeared to show him riding into the road. The impact saw him tossed into the air and land on his back as his scooter also came crashing to the ground.

West Midlands Ambulance Service said the youngster was taken to Birmingham Children's Hospital with "potentially serious injuries" after medics were called to the scene at 2.45pm. However West Midlands Police[1] said he was admitted for "precautionary checks".

The distressing incident was caught on CCTV and widely shared on social media, with many people expressing concern for the child and saying the driver - who stopped at the scene to assist police with inquiries - "had no chance" of stopping in time.

"It's every driver's worst nightmare and they had absolutely no chance of reacting to this," one BirminghamLive reader said. Another added: "Hope the boy is ok but shouldn't be on road with scooter, so dangerous."

A similar comment read: "Hope he’s okay but the driver had no chance." A fourth said: "Glad the boy is ok. It's bad enough he hit the car but if that had been a lorry or a bus he might not have been so lucky. The poor driver must have been so shook up with shock because he wouldn't have seen the boy so couldn't respond quick enough to prevent the collision. They should be banned from the roads."

Another expressed concerns that e-scooters would be widely available in the region again this summer. They said: "Well in June they'll have access to more scooters another rental e-scooter firm will be putting them on the streets of Birmingham."

Police are still appealing for witnesses to come forward as inquiries into the incident continue. Anyone with information should contact the force using the live chat facility at, quoting log 2449 of May 20.


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