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Boy, 9, rushed to hospital with fractured skull after pensioner has ‘medical episode’ and ploughs into two pedestrians

A BOY was rushed to hospital with a fractured skull after a pensioner suffered a medical episode behind the wheel and ploughed into him.

The driver, 67, also crashed into a 46-year-old man and all three were rushed to hospital.

A pensioner suffered a medical episode while driving yesterday afternoon and crashed into two pedestrians

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A pensioner suffered a medical episode while driving yesterday afternoon and crashed into two pedestriansCredit: Google Maps

Emergency services scrambled to the Country Durham village of Eaglesclife yesterday afternoon, following reports of a serious crash.

Police said it is understood the pensioner suffered a medical episode, which saw him crash into the boy and man.

The boy was rushed to James Cook University Hospital with a fractured skull, where he was expected to stay overnight for treatment.

The 46-year-old was taken to the same hospital, and while he was being treated for his injuries they were not believed to be serious.

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The driver was rushed to the University Hospital of North Tees.

A spokesperson for Cleveland Police said: “At 3.40pm this afternoon (Saturday 15th October), a green VW Tiguan collided with a man and a child on Yarm Road after it is believed the driver may have suffered a medical episode at the wheel.”



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