Monday, January 7, 2008

Girls hit by trailer.(News)

Girls hit by trailer.(News)

TWO teenage girls were recovering in hospital last night after they were hit by a runaway council trailer on their way home from school.

The 14 year-olds had been walking to a friend's house when they were hit by a county council mobile display unit.

The trailer became detached from a Ford Transit van which was towing it, veered across a pavement and rolled down a grass verge before trapping the pair beneath it.

One girl was released before emergency services arrived in Lane Green Road, Codsall, after the accident at 3.40pm on Friday.

The second teenager suffered head, leg and arm injuries and was taken to New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton, by helicopter. Her friend suffered minor head injuries.

Last night Staffordshire Police said both girls were recovering in hospital and neither had suffered life-threatening injuries.

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