Boy, 9, suffers skull fracture as OAP has ‘medical episode’ and punches two people

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

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

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

Emergency services rushed to the village of Eaglescliffe in County Durham yesterday afternoon after reports of a serious crash.

Police said the pensioner was understood to have suffered a medical episode which saw him crash into the boy and the man.

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

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

The driver was rushed to University Hospital of North Tees.

A spokesman for Cleveland Police said: “At 3.40pm this afternoon (Saturday, October 15), 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 condition behind the steering wheel.’

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