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Last updated: 25/09/2018, 1:28 PM

Fire crew praised for quick actions as boy is struck with car

04/11/2015 16:00
Croydon
Rescue

Firefighters gave immediate first aid to a boy who was hit by a car yards from Addington Fire Station yesterday.

The crew were at the scene within seconds as a friend of the boy knocked on the station’s door. They found the young boy at the side of the Lodge Lane with a number of serious injuries. Crew Manager Liam Brown and Firefighters Kathy Taylor, Bob Dowling and Dan Lancefield quickly cordoned off the road and stabilised the boy and administered oxygen.

Station Manager Jim Hewett said:

“Firefighters attended within seconds and quickly got to work to stabilise the boy and give him immediate first aid before the ambulance arrived. I’d like to praise the firefighters for their fast actions and everyone at the station is thinking of the boy and his family and friends at this time.

The boy was taken to hospital by helicopter.

The Brigade alerted at 1600 and the incident was over for us at 1640. One fire engine from Addington fire station was at the scene.