Crash boy in intensive care

A SCHOOLBOY hurt in a cycling accident after he crashed into a parked car after hurtling down a steep path in Sheffield is still in intensive care.

Monday, 3rd September 2007, 7:33 am
Updated Monday, 3rd September 2007, 8:54 am

Jack Weavers, aged 11, broke his ribs, arm, leg, jaw and cheekbone, deep cuts to his arm and head, a ruptured spleen and punctured lung.

He lost a number of teeth and has undergone surgery to remove his spleen, and to pin his leg and arm fractures.

The youngster, from Hills Road, Deepcar, has been sedated in Sheffield Children’s Hospital since the accident.

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Jack’s mum Sally, 28, said the youngster was still sedated but stable.

After the accident Sally appealed to other youngsters to always wear their safety helmets when riding their bikes after revealing that Jack’s had been “dangling on his handlebars like an ornament” when he went down a steep path next to Manchester Road, Stocksbridge.