Three Children In London Seriously Injured By Falling Tree

Experts Call For Lessons To Be Learned Following Cricket Club Incident

19.06.2012

Two children remain under close observation with serious injuries after being injured by a falling tree while waiting to use practice nets at a cricket club in south-west London.

Three nine-year-old boys in total were hurt in the incident at Spencer Cricket Club in Earlsfield on Saturday (June 16th), when the tree fell and left two of them with serious head injuries and another with leg injuries. One of the boys has since been discharged from hospital.

The accident occurred while a senior game was ongoing at the club, with coaches and parents reacting quickly to free the youngsters.

Specialists at Irwin Mitchell, who act for victims and the families of those injured in accidents in public places, have revealed their hopes that lessons will be learned from the incident.

David Urpeth, a Partner at the firm who specialises in such public liability cases, said: “This is undoubtedly an awful incident and it is absolutely vital that as much information as possible is gathered in relation to it to establish how this accident occurred.

“Through our experience in such cases it is often the case that answers can often go some way to ensuring that further incidents are avoided in the future.

“For the sake of all of those affected by this, it is vital that everything possible is done to prevent any other issues like this going forward.”