Tragedy as baby is killed by wall after truck collision

Ambulance crews were unable to save the baby
Ambulance crews were unable to save the baby

A one-year-old boy has been killed after a wall fell on him following a road accident.

The incident happened in Stechford, Birmingham, late yesterday afternoon.

West Midlands Police said officers were called to Queens Road at around 5pm after a report that a recovery truck had hit a wall, which then fell on the child.

The boy, who has not been formally identified, suffered a serious head injury and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Inspector Paul Bennett said: "This is a very tragic set of circumstances - words cannot describe what his family are going through and our thoughts are with them at this time.

"Specialist officers will be supporting the boy's family and - as with all serious and fatal collisions - an investigation has been launched to establish the cause."

West Midlands Ambulance Service said desperate efforts were made to save the toddler by ambulance staff and an emergency doctor.

An ambulance service spokesman said: "A rapid response vehicle was on scene within four minutes of the call and was backed up by an ambulance, a paramedic officer, an emergency doctor and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance.

"Ambulance staff carried out advanced life support but sadly nothing could be done to save him and he was confirmed dead at the scene."