Onlookers help boy injured on park roundabout

A MOTHER has passed on her thanks to the people who dashed to her young son s aid when he was involved in a serious accident in Verulamium Park, St Albans, at the weekend. Nine-year-old Jack Rye was in the children s play area of the park on Saturday when

A MOTHER has passed on her thanks to the people who dashed to her young son's aid when he was involved in a serious accident in Verulamium Park, St Albans, at the weekend.

Nine-year-old Jack Rye was in the children's play area of the park on Saturday when he fell off the roundabout and was repeatedly struck by it in the head and back as it continued spinning.

Although he remained conscious, the Oakwood School pupil could not get up and mother Lucy was frantically worried about him.

Fortunately a large number of onlookers rushed to help including an off-duty doctor. Jack's young friend Tom Murray collected Lucy's belongings so she could get in the ambulance with her son.


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Lucy, of Marconi Way, St Albans, said: "A special thanks goes to Dr Hyman, a woman called Alison and especially Tom Murray - without these three people I would never have managed Jack's accident and injury on my own."

She added that she was overwhelmed by the amount of help she received and said she would never find the words to thank those people.

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Paramedics were called and Jack was taken to hospital with tissue damage and severe bruising to his spine. He was released later that day and is now recovering.

Lucy feared the consequences of the accident could have been even worse and has advised the district council about the potential dangers of the equipment.

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