Long recovery road for injured Declan

Declan is recovering in hospital after the accident '(Pic: Rob Brewer)
Declan is recovering in hospital after the accident '(Pic: Rob Brewer)
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Messages of support are flooding in for a Leyland teenager who suffered serious injuries after being knocked off his bike.

Declan Brewer could be facing surgery as a result of the accident on Sunday.

He received fractures to his spine and pelvis in the horror incident on Leyland Lane, Leyland, when his bike was hurled into the air,

A fund-raising campaign has been launched in the town for a new bike for the 13-year-old.

Declan is recovering in Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool.

His family posted a Facebook message yesterday morning saying: “Update on our Declan. After an mri scan and more x-rays today he has three stable fractures in his spine and two fractures one at the front and one at the back of his pelvis.

“We’re unsure at this stage as to whether or not his pelvis fractures require surgery but he is going into theatre at some point tomorrow to have a large wound on his back cleaned and stitched.

“No head or neck damage to report which is great news. It just may be a long road to recovery for the lad.”

Declan, who lives on Fox Lane, attends Leyland St Mary’s Catholic High School.

He was airlifted to hospital after being hit by a car at around 3.20pm.

He was comforted at the scene by Tracie Broxton, of Leyland, whose husband phoned the police.

Lancashire Police said a 22-year-old man from Leyland has been arrested on suspicion of failing to stop and causing serious injury.

Lots of well wishers have used the Leyland Memories Facebook page to send their messages of support to Declan and his family

Anyone wanting to make a donation to the fundraising campaign for Declan’s new bike can visit https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/catherine-haughney?fref=gc