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Five year-old girl killed in Cawston car crash; witness appeal launched

Rugby Editorial 9th Nov, 2015 Updated: 27th Oct, 2016

A FIVE year-old girl was killed and seven people were injured following a two car crash in Cawston.

It happened on the B4642 Coventry Road at around 11.10am on Sunday (November 8).

A red Skoda was travelling from Rugby towards Cawston when it collided with a white Kuga travelling in the opposite direction.

A passenger of the Skoda, a five-year-old girl, was treated at the scene but sadly passed away following her injuries.

The driver, a 22 year old man – along with the two other passengers, an 18 month old boy and 22 year-old woman – sustained serious injuries. They were taken to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire where the boy and driver are in a stable condition, but the woman is critical.

The driver of the Kuga, a 30 year-old woman, along with three passengers a 37 year-old man, 10 year-old boy and a 7 year-old girl, were taken to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire where they were treated for minor injuries, and were later discharged.

The road was closed at approximately 11:12am and reopened at shortly after 6pm.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “A girl from one of the cars was in cardiac arrest and was being given CPR by bystanders. Ambulance staff immediately took over resuscitation efforts and quickly transferred her by land ambulance on blue lights to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire. CPR continued en route to hospital but sadly, despite best efforts nothing could be done to save her and she was confirmed dead at hospital.

“A young boy from the same car, believed to be under the age of two, suffered a head injury. He was given immediate treatment on scene before he too was taken by land ambulance to the same hospital.

“The children’s mother and father were trapped in the wreckage and had to be extricated with help from the fire service. The mother suffered pelvic and abdominal injuries and the father had upper limb injuries. Both were given pain relief and immobilised before being taken to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.

“In the second car, the family of four had less serious injuries. An 11-year-old boy and 7-year-old-girl were checked over but appeared to be uninjured. Their mother and father suffered seatbelt related injuries and all four were taken to the same hospital by land ambulance as a precautionary measure.”

Police are eager to establish the circumstances of the collision and wish to hear from anyone who witnessed it, or saw the vehicles before the incident.

Police are also appealing for two pedestrians who had been present at the scene to come forward. Please contact Warwickshire Police on 101 quoting 140 of November 8 2015.

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