A SCHOOLBOY involved in a horrifying rush-hour accident has spoken of his relief at being back home.
Sam Bristow, of Bilberry Close, Penyffordd, who suffered a catalogue of injuries when his bike collided with a car near Mold on September 3, knows he is lucky to be alive.
His mother Jane said she feared she could have been “planning for his funeral” after hearing about the crash.
Speaking to the Leader following his return home from hospital, the 15-year-old said the crash was a complete blackout.
“I don’t remember a thing about the collision,” said Sam.
“We had been out about 45 minutes and we were heading home.
“My friends who I was with said it was scary.
“I was lucky – the doctors said if it had been a bigger car, or if the car had been going faster, it could have been a lot worse.”
The Mold Alun High School pupil broke his leg in four places and suffered two broken cheekbones, as well as facial and shoulder injuries.
He was taken to Wrexham Maelor Hospital where he underwent a five-hour operation before spending six days on the wards.
Jane, who at the time said she was “hysterical” and “frightened”, said it felt like they were “living in a hospital” for the six days.
She said she is surprised how well her son has responded and said it was “great” to have him back home.
Sam, who was due to start school last week, said he will now have to wait a couple of weeks before going back.
He says he will be doing school work from home as he does not want to fall behind during his GCSEs year.
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”.
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.