Accident boy’s parents praise hospital

Picture shows schoolboy Luke Mason who is fighting for his life after being hit by a car when he popped out for CEREAL. See Ross Parry copy RPYCEREAL :  Cheeky Luke Mason, 13, had nipped out to buy a box of Rice Krispies for his siblings' breakfast when he collided with a blue Mazda 3.  He suffered serious injuries in the collision and was airlifted to hospital, where he remains heavily sedated.
Picture shows schoolboy Luke Mason who is fighting for his life after being hit by a car when he popped out for CEREAL. See Ross Parry copy RPYCEREAL : Cheeky Luke Mason, 13, had nipped out to buy a box of Rice Krispies for his siblings' breakfast when he collided with a blue Mazda 3. He suffered serious injuries in the collision and was airlifted to hospital, where he remains heavily sedated.

The family of Burnley teenager Luke Mason say they have been heartened by his slow but steady progress from his horrific accident.

Blessed Trinity RC College pupil Luke (13) was left with serious head injuries after he was involved in a collision with a car just yards from his home in Lyndhurst Road on February 11th.

Ben and Sarah with children Harlo, Mia, Lillie-Mae and Madison-Lea

Ben and Sarah with children Harlo, Mia, Lillie-Mae and Madison-Lea

Relieved parents Ben and Sarah revealed to the Express their brave boy is now out of his coma, and praised the staff at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool for the round-the-clock care he is receiving.

Sarah (32) said: “The last month or two has been a nightmare but Luke does seem to be making some progress.

“He is awake now and can click his fingers, but he can’t talk yet. We just have to hang on to small improvements like that.

“I can’t praise the hospital staff enough, they have been brilliant. We know there is a long road ahead for Luke and the staff won’t put a timescale on it. We just have to stay positive.”

See Friday’s Express for the full story.