A teenager left fighting for his life after a horror motorcycle crash is due to leave hospital this week.
Callum Evans, 19, from Lostock Hall, had been on a life-support machine and has been in Manchester’s Wythenshawe Hospital for more than three months following a collision between his bike and a car on Glazebrook Lane, Culcheth, near Warrington in April.
But now after his health significantly improved, his family hope to see him return home this Friday and just in time for a special event.
Callum’s mum Liz is set to get married in three weeks at Preston’s Masonic Hall and says it would mean the world to her if Callum could walk her down the aisle.
She said: “It’s absolutely amazing that he could be out by this weekend. When I saw him on Tuesday night, he was in quite good spirits although he’s still got a bit of improving to do.
“He’ll always be on antibiotics now as he’s had his spleen removed so he’s at risk of infection. He’s very thin and lost a lot of muscle but I think the first thing he’ll want to do when he gets out is throw a huge party.”
Callum, a trainee accountant and keen biker, went to Lostock Hall Academy in Preston and was trapped under a car and had to be cut free by firefighters before being taken to hospital by Air Ambulance and remains in a critical condition.
“It would be incredible if Callum could walk be down the aisle at my wedding but we’ll just have to see how he gets on. He’s said he wants to do it and has been talking about what he’s going to do for a suit too so our fingers are crossed.”
Callum’s grandma Audrey said she saw her grandson on Saturday and couldn’t believe her eyes when she saw him walk for the first time in months.
“It was amazing even if he has to use crutches to help him along,” she said. He’s getting his appetite back but it’s going to take some time before he’s where he wants to be.”
And since the accident, Callum’s friends and family have been taking part in various events to help raise money for the NWAA.
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