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Eight-Year-Old Had Double Head Fracture But Paramedics Diagnosed 'Head Bump'

24/03/2011 17:57 | Updated 22 May 2015

Ambulance, paramedicsAn eight-year-old boy was left with a double head fracture after being hit by a car - but paramedics diagnosed it as nothing more than a 'head bump'.

Jordan Beech was knocked down by a car near his home in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, and was examined by paramedics at the scene.

They told the youngster's parents he had received nothing more than cuts and bruises. It was only when Jordan began coughing up blood later that day that his mum and dad rushed him to University Hospital of North Staffordshire. X-rays revealed a double skull fracture, and he was admitted for two days.

His furious father, Colin, 50, has made an official complaint to West Midlands Ambulance Service.

Colin, a learning support worker, said: 'If we had have brought him inside and taken him to bed he could have gone into a coma or choked on his vomit.

'Thank God I've still got a son, because he could have died. I want to know why the paramedics didn't spot just how serious his injuries were.

'If the paramedics have heard about what's happened, I hope they've got the decency to come here, hold their hands up and say sorry.'

A spokesperson for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: 'We can confirm that an internal investigation is currently taking place. The patient's family have been in contact with the trust regarding this incident.'

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