A mother said she was frozen to the spot as if in a daydream as she watched her young her son hit by a car as he cycled home from a Surrey primary school. The five-year-old boy suffered serious injuries including a broken pelvis and leg, bruised lungs and cuts and bruises in the collision. The child was airlifted to hospital for treatment where doctors said that his helmet had saved his life. A woman was later arrested on suspicion of drink-driving and summonsed to appear at court in relation to the incident. She was also taken to hospital and treated for shock.
Boy traumatised by accident
The boy and his mother, who was transporting his younger sister on her cycle, had dismounted to cross a road. Just feet away from the grass verge on the other side a car rounded the corner and her son was hit. “I screamed at him to run and the next thing I saw was his bike flying under the car and I froze. I heard a big bang and ran to see him,” said the boy’s mum. “He had blood running down his face from a head injury and had started to turn blue. I tried to get him to wake up, but nothing worked. Eventually someone managed to get him to cry and to hear that was a massive relief.” The family were reported to be considering campaigning for safer roads in the wake of the accident, which had left them all shocked and distressed. The little boy was finding it difficult to sleep because he had been so traumatised.
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Source: Daily Mirror
Date Published: February 19, 2015
Author: David Brown