A three-year-old boy is fighting for his life in a hospital after being crushed between two cars during a family trip, reports Daily Mail.
A London family took a trip to Glynn Barton, Bodmin where they stayed at Glynn Barton Cottages. During the trip, at approximately 6 p.m. on Friday, a young boy – whose name will remain undisclosed – was outside as a car rolled down a hill and struck the boy, trapping him between two cars.
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Paramedics were called, and he was rushed to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth with life threatening injuries. He later had to be transferred to another hospital where he currently remains in critical condition, according to Western Daily Press.
Police are currently investigating the collision and trying to uncover what caused the vehicle to roll down the hill. They’ve spoke with all residents at the resort and discovered that the vehicle belonged to one of the workers.
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Employees at Glynn Barton Cottages refused to give a statement. However, a spokesperson stated: “This is an ongoing police investigation and I am not willing to discuss it.”
“I can’t believe this has happened, I’m shocked. I used to work there, they are a lovely couple who own it, very considerate of children and always go the extra mile to make sure everything is safe,” said Marie Morley who is a former employee at the Glynn Barton Cottages.
“All I can say is that I am certain it would have had nothing to do with the owners, and that it is much more likely a guest who was careless.
“What happens is when visitors arrive they don’t always see the car park, and just park where ever they see fit, and some places are very hilly.
“It is heartbreaking. I really hope the poor boy pulls through. I can’t imagine what his parents must be feeling.”
A police spokesperson stated that “Police received a report from ambulance crew that they were treating the boy on the outskirts of Bodmin near Glynn Barton.”
“The child is thought to have been crushed between two parked cars on a private road. One of the vehicles rolled into the other, there is currently an investigation to establish exactly what happened.”
“It happened on a private car park area where the family were holidaying.”
“The boy, from London, was taken to Derriford Hospital with life threatening injuries. He was later transferred to Southmead Hospital in Bristol where he remains in a serious condition.”
Police are asking witnesses to come forward with any information they may have about the collision.
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