A child has been taken to hospital after she was believed to have been hit by a tree branch in Bromley.

Emergency services were called to South Hill Wood yesterday (April 28) shortly after 4.30pm.

An ambulance crew, two paramedics in response cars, an incident response officer, and an air ambulance attended the scene.

The first medics arrived at the scene of the incident in four minutes.

The child was treated at the scene before being taken to a major trauma centre.

It is understood that the child is a girl aged three.

Chris Banks, who lives in the area, told the News Shopper that he heard sirens and saw a helicopter at the park.

He said: “A bystander told me that a girl, aged 3, had been crushed by a falling tree branch but was alive.

“When all the appliances had gone tree surgeons attended and told me the girl had been taken to hospital in a road ambulance.”

A spokesperson for London Ambulance Service said: “We were called at 4.36pm yesterday (28 April) to a reports of an incident in South Hill Wood, Bromley.

“We sent an ambulance crew, two paramedics in response cars and an incident response officer. We also dispatched London’s Air Ambulance.

“The first of our medics arrived at the scene in four minutes.

“We treated a child on scene before taking them to a major trauma centre, by road, as a priority."

A further statement from London Air Ambulance Service said: "Our advanced trauma team was dispatched via aircraft by London Ambulance Service at 5.04pm yesterday to reports of a crush injury in the South Hill Wood, Bromley, area.

"After treatment on scene, the patient was transferred by road to a major trauma hospital accompanied by London’s Air Ambulance.” 

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