Luke’s family “taking each day as it comes”

Luke Mason (S)
Luke Mason (S)

The family of Burnley teenager Luke Mason – seriously injured in a road accident near his home – say they are taking each day as it comes as he remains in a serious condition in hospital.

The popular Blessed Trinity RC College pupil was airlifted to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool after he was involved in a collision with a car in Lyndhurst Road.

Luke is still in intensive care in hospital where his parents Ben and Sarah are keeping a bedside vigil.

Grandma Gail Hodson said: “The doctors removed a breathing tube from Luke on Monday but he is still not awake.

“His condition is just the same as it has been really. We are all taking it a day at a time because that’s all we can do.

“The doctors have said he may never wake up but if he does he will be severely disabled. They can’t assess him unless he does wake up.”

Mrs Hodson said the family was taking great comfort from the messages of support from friends, family and the wider community.

A fund-raising effort has been set up to help Luke’s family with their travel costs to Liverpool.

She added: “Everybody has been great but there’s only so many times they can say sorry.

“Luke’s accident has just shown how life can change in a split second. I still can’t grasp it, you can never think it will happen to your own.

“Ben and Sarah are just getting by as best they can. We have good days and bad days. We are holding on to any bit of hope we can.”

Police confirmed that their investigation is continuing, but are treating it as an accident.