Boy knocked down and left waiting for an ambulance

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A 15-year-old pedestrian suffered broken bones and lay in the road for 45 minutes until the next available ambulance arrived.

The boy, from Wyke, was crossing Huddersfield Road, Wyke, when he was in collision with a Ford Mondeo driven by a Brighouse man.

He suffered arm and shoulder injuries in the accident at 2.25 pm today.(Sun)

He was eventually taken to the Bradford Royal Infirmary.

A police spokesman said officers were concerned for the boy who was in shock, cold and suffering pain.

“It took 45 minutes for the next available ambulance to become available,” said the spokesman.

“And it serves as a reminder that people should only call an ambulance in an emergency situation as in this case.

“Resources are stretched and ambulances are being misused.

“People should consider if they really need one.”