Boy, 8, seriously injured after being struck by ‘drink driver’ in pub car park

An eight-year-old boy suffered potentially life-changing injuries after being hit by a car in a pub car park in Stafford.

The schoolboy was struck by the vehicle outside the King’s Horse pub shortly before 6pm yesterday.

The youngster was given first aid by passers-by before emergency services arrived.

He was rushed to Birmingham Children’s Hospital with serious injuries.

A woman, 32, from Stafford, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of providing a positive breath test, Staffordshire Police said in a statment.

The boy is reported to be in a stable condition in hospital this morning.

A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: “When ambulance crews arrived they found the pedestrian, a boy, in a serious condition already receiving first aid by emergency service colleagues and bystanders.

“Ambulance staff and the doctor worked as a team to administer advanced trauma care to the boy before he was taken by land ambulance on blue lights to Birmingham Children’s Hospital for further emergency care.”

Two ambulances, two paramedic officers and the critical care car from the Midlands Air Ambulance base at Cosford with a MERIT doctor on board attended the scene, reports the Express and Star.

Staffordshire Police have appealed for any witnesses to come forward.

The woman remains in police custody this morning.