CHILD HURT WHILE PLAYING BASKETBALL AT TRAILER PARK

On September 4, 2010 at 6:57PM the Middle Township Police received an emergency call from the Grande Woods Trailer Park that a 10 year old male child was pinned under a basketball court support pole. Rio Grande EMS and Atlanticare Paramedics cared for the Childs injuries and transported him to the National Guard Armory, where he was transported by helicopter to Cooper Medical Center in Camden. The child suffered from a crushing injury to the chest and lacerations to the face from the sporting equipment falling on him. It was reported to Police the child was from Philadelphia, visiting family in the Park. The Parks owner Stephen Coyle was contacted by Police and advised of the incident. Mr. Coyle took appropriate action by closing the play ground and securing the sporting equipment that injured the child. Witnesses came forward explaining the child was hanging on the rim of the basketball court when the support pole broke.

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