Injured boy makes ‘amazing’ progress

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A SCHOOLBOY who was left fighting for his life after being knocked down by a car is making an “amazing” recovery, his dad said.

Elliot Brown, 13, was critically injured as he crossed Leeds Road into Outwood on his way to a bonfire and fireworks display.

But this week the Outwood Grange pupil has been sitting up in bed, talking and even trying to walk again after he was moved from the intensive care ward at Leeds General Infirmary.

Dad Mark Brown said: “Elliot has gone from hardly being able to talk last week to being able to have a conversation.

“A nurse from the intensive care unit came to see him and she was amazed at how much progress he has made considering a week ago he was just being transferred from the ward. But it’s still too early to tell if there will be any permanent damage.”

Elliot, of Richmond Road, St John’s, was hit by a car at 7.30pm outside The Woodman Inn, Outwood.

He suffered from such severe head injuries doctors had to put him in a medically induced coma for six days.

He is expected to remain in hospital for a number of weeks.

Anyone with any information should contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111