A ‘HYSTERICAL’ mother feared her teenage son was dead after he was involved in a horrific rush hour bike crash.
Fifteen-year-old Sam Bristow was involved in a collision with a car near Mold on Tuesday morning. He was helping friends with a paper round when he was hit by the car.
Sam, from Penyffordd, broke his leg in four places and suffered two broken cheek bones, as well as facial and shoulder injuries. He is currently recovering in hospital following a five-hour operation.
Speaking to the Leader his mum Jane told of her horror after receiving the phone call every parent dreads – telling her Sam had been involved in an accident.
She feared she could have been “planning for his funeral”.
“I was woken up at 8.40am to be told Sam had been hit by a car,” Jane said.
“I just flew out of bed – I was hysterical. It was really frightening
“On the way there I tried to convince myself he would be on the side of the road with a couple of bruises.
“But when I arrived I couldn’t see him and a police officer came running over to me. I feared Sam was dead.”
Sam, a pupil at Mold Alun High School, had stayed overnight with a friend in Sychdyn. The incident involving a silver Peugeot 206 happened shortly before 8.30am on the A5119 Mold to Sychdyn road.
Drivers rushed to administer first aid before paramedics and police arrived, with witnesses describing the scene as “horrible”.
Jane went in the ambulance with her son to Wrexham Maelor Hospital, where Sam is expected to stay until at least next week.
She said: “He was holding my hand in the ambulance and I managed to speak to him a bit. I was shocked but so relieved to see him.
“He was given morphine because he was in lots of pain. He was wearing a neck brace and was on a spinal board.
“He went for CT scans and X-Rays on his collarbone and shoulders.
“He was really lucky. He was due to go back to school on Wednesday but I could have been planning his funeral.”
Jane said Sam, who is a big sports fan and Liverpool FC supporter, “couldn’t have broken his leg in a worse place”. He also fractured his nose and had teeth pushed back leaving him needing stitches inside his mouth.
Speaking of the crash itself, Jane added: “There is no point in blaming anyone. It is just something that happened
“The important thing is that Sam will be all right.”
Police are investigating the incident and anyone who was in the vicinity or who saw what happened is asked to call PC 1093 Harold Coole at Mold Police Station on 101.