Boy, 12, undergoes surgery in Sheffield after hit-and-run crossing road to say goodnight to his mum
A young boy is recovering in hospital in Sheffield after a hit-and-run which left him needing eight hours of surgery in one day.
Kayne Delee, aged 12, suffered a shattered leg and pelvis and a broken arm, nose and eye socket after being hit by a car as he crossed the road outside his home to say goodnight to his mum who works in a care home opposite.
The youngster, from Caistor, Lincolnshire, was struck by a car which failed to stop.
He was rushed to Sheffield Children’s Hospital for emergency care and underwent eight hours of surgery in one day.
A 27-year-old man has been arrested over the collision and released on bail as police enquiries continue.
An online fundraising appeal has been set up for Kayne as he recovers from his ordeal.
Family friend Michelle Clarke, who set up the appeal, said: “Kayne is a bright, thoughtful and lovely, young man who has his whole life ahead of him. He has been badly injured and has endured eight hours of surgery in one day at Sheffield Children's Hospital.
“He has a long road to recovery ahead of him and I think if we could make it a bit more bearable for him, keep his spirits up, encourage him to keep going when times are difficult, then that will go a long way to getting him better.”
She added: “It was Kayne’s birthday a week before this happened. All his clothes had to be cut from him by paramedics, which really upset him, so if we could replace those that would be amazing.”
Kayne’s mum, Angela Delee, who has two other children, said she is grateful for all the support offered after the crash, including messages from Tottenham Hotspur players who heard of Spurs fan Kayne’s plight and got in touch offering to send him shirts.
Angela, who has been in Sheffield with her son since the collision, said: “It was a terrible shock, it has been horrific.
“To see our son in intensive care was really upsetting but he looks so much better now than he did and fingers crossed he may be allowed home next week.”
To donate to the appeal via GoFundMe, click HERE.