Teenager’s wheelchair trapped under car

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A 13-YEAR-OLD disabled boy was trapped in his wheelchair under a car for more than an hour after it ploughed through the wall of his home in Barnsley.

The youngster was playing with his younger brothers and sister in the front bedroom of the bungalow of Meadstead Drive, Royston, when a Vauxhall Astra suddenly crashed through the wall.

He was freed by firefighters and flown by air ambulance to Sheffield Children’s Hospital where he was found to have a fractured right leg.

His condition last night was stable.

His two brothers, aged eight and five, and sister, aged three, suffered minor injuries and were taken to Barnsley hospital.

The 82-year-old driver, a Royston man, and a male passenger, were also taken to Barnsley hospital with minor injuries.

Police said the Astra was travelling along Manor Grove, Royston, towards the junction with Meadstead Drive at 11.51am on Saturday when it ran across the junction, ploughed through a fence and a garden and hit the bungalow.

Officers are appealing for witnesses to the incident, or the manner in which the Astra was being driven just prior.

Call 0114 2202020 and quote incident 528 of Saturday July 23.

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