Girls trapped by trailer.(News)
Byline: STEVE JOHNSON
TWO teenage girls were recovering in hospital today after becoming trapped under a runaway trailer on their way home from school.
The pair were walking to a friend's house just outside Wolverhampton when they were hit by a mobile display unit being towed by a Ford Transit van.
The trailer became detached, veered across the pavement and rolled across a grass verge, pinning the two 14-yearolds underneath.
One girl was released before emergency services arrived, following the accident in Lane Green Road, Codsall, South Staffordshire, at 3.40pm yesterday.
The second remained trapped and police officers and fire crews worked to lift the trailer and dig out earth from around her so paramedics could get in to help. She was taken by helicopter to New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton, with head, leg and arm injuries.
Her friend had head injuries.
Staffordshire Police said none of the injuries was thought to be serious or life-threatening.