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Boy hurt in trolley accident at Weymouth Asda store
A FOUR-YEAR-OLD boy was rushed to hospital after he fell and split his head open on the wheel of a shopping trolley.
Youngster Jack Booth had been with his family at Asda in Weymouth when the incident happened.
Jack, of Portland , had been running back to his mum when he fell and hit his head on the wheel.
His mum Terri raced to her hold her son as blood started to spread across the aisle floor.
She has hit out against the ‘dangerous’ trolley’s wheels and ‘slow reaction’ of the store’s first aider.
A nearby paramedic was tasked to the scene to provide first aid before an ambulance arrived. Mrs Booth said: “There was blood everywhere and I was shaking so badly.
“I called him back after he had gotten too far ahead of me in the aisle. He started to run back but fell and hit his head on the trolley wheel.
“Thankfully the wheel had been on an angle because if it had been straight it would have cut his face open.
“The wheels are dangerous and should have guards put on them.”
Jack, who has a severe delayed speech condition, lives in Southwell with his mum, dad Nick and sister Courtney, 16, along with 13-week-old brother Max. The youngster was taken to Dorset County Hospital in Dorchester where he had to have his head glued back together by medics.
Mrs Booth added: “The doctor used steri strips and glue and he seems okay now.
“Jack suffers from a severe delayed speech condition which is just heartbreaking because I can’t tell how much pain he is in and he is starting school this month.
“No-one from Asda has even been in touch to see how he is.
“What upset me most was that the Asda first aid person arrived after the paramedic, it was such a slow reaction.
“I was left sitting holding Jack and if it hadn’t been for the members of the public who comforted Max I don’t know what I would have done.”
A spokesman for South Western Ambulance Service said: “We can confirm that we attended the Asda Store in Weymouth after a child suffered a head injury at around 4.20pm on Sunday, September 2.”
*A spokesman for Asda said: “Customer safety and service is our biggest priority and we work hard to deliver the absolute best to our customers every day.
“We’re sorry that we didn’t live up to our own high standards on this occasion.
“We’re sincerely sorry for the upset caused as a result of this accident and hope Jack makes a speedy recovery and that we see him and his mum in our store again soon.”