Hit-and-run boy thanks hero

Thankful: Cameron Boylan-Davies with mum Elizabeth Davies
Thankful: Cameron Boylan-Davies with mum Elizabeth Davies

The mum of a teenage hit-and-run victim told how a hero stranger saved her son’s life, by lifting the car off him.

Cameron Boylan-Davies, 16, was cycling along Hennel Lane, Bamber Bridge, to a friend’s house, when he was hit by a red Vauxhall Corsa.

He fell off his bike, and ended up trapped beneath the one-tonne car. A man sitting on a nearby bench ran over and lifted the car off Cameron.

The driver – who then drove off from the scene – is being hunted by police.

Elizabeth Davies, 36, said: “He was coming down the hill on his bike, and a car approaching from Preston and turning into Hennel Lane. Cameron collided with it, and ended up under the car.

“A man, who was sitting on a bench nearby, ran over and lifted the car, and Cameron crawled on to the side of the road, near the pavement.

“Then this car just sped off. I want to thank that man very much for saving my son’s life.”

Cameron, a Year 11 pupil at Brownedge St Mary’s Catholic High School, was taken to the Royal Preston Hospital, where he was found to have bad cuts and bruises.

He needed stitches in both arms, just below his elbows, and has been kept in hospital because one side of his head was swollen. His mum says he is still in a lot of pain, but wants to thank the heroic passer-by.

Police are appealing for witnesses and information in a bid to track the driver of the car.

Anyone with any information is asked to call police on 08451 253545.