Emergency services called to car smash involving mother and baby in Milton Keynes

Three adults and a baby were involved in a car crash in MK on Wednesday.

Friday, 17th March 2017, 9:46 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 11:21 am

Emergency services attended the crash involving three cars on Brickhill Road, Bow Brickhill at around 1.12pm.

A woman suffered minor injuries – another woman, a baby boy and a man were uninjured.

Firefighters used their new ‘Trauma Teddies’ to help console the baby involved in the smash.

Baby Hugo and mum Mtendere called the bear Sam. Mtendere would like to thank everyone involved in Trauma Teddy initiative.

Now all of Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service’s big red trucks come with added extras – teddy bears knitted by community group volunteers.

Trauma Teddies will be given to children who are distressed or in need of reassurance and emotional support at emergency situations such as fires and collisions.

Community safety officer Oliver Franklin said: “Trauma Teddies were pioneered by the Australian Red Cross in the 1990s, who found they helped distract children and keep them occupied when something traumatic was happening around them.

“The child keeps the teddy bear and it becomes a new little cuddly friend.”

Coordinator Lisa Bradley is pictured above with firefighters from Aylesbury Fire Station and a selection of Trauma Teddies