Crash boy's long wake-up call

THE family of a Sheffield boy who is recovering from a horror cycling accident have been told it could take up to a week to wake him up.

Monday, 3rd September 2007, 11:45 am
Updated Monday, 3rd September 2007, 2:07 pm

Doctors have started the process of reducing the sedation drugs given to 11-year-old Jack Weavers, but have said it will be a slow process and could take a full week before the youngster is fully conscious.

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He is not yet aware that he has even had an accident, nor of the extent of his injuries.

The youngster, from Hills Road, Deepcar, broke his ribs, arm, leg, jaw and cheekbone. He also lost a number of teeth and has undergone surgery to remove his spleen, and to pin his leg and arm fractures.

Jack was cycling down a steep path beside Lidl supermarket, Manchester Road, Stocksbridge, when he lost control of his bike and smashed into a parked car.