Lostock Hall boy returns home from Alder Hey after being injured in Farington bike crash

An 11-year-old boy from Lostock Hall has been discharged from Alder Hey Children's Hospital following a bike crash near Leyland.

By Matthew Calderbank
Saturday, 1st August 2020, 1:08 pm
Updated Saturday, 1st August 2020, 1:12 pm

Kayde Ronald had been knocked down whilst cycling home along Stanifield Lane in Farington on Tuesday evening (July 28).

Emergency services rushed to the scene and the injured boy was taken to Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool.

It was feared that Kayde had been seriously hurt after North West Ambulance Service confirmed that he had sustained head injuries.

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Kayde, 11, and his dad Kevin Ronald

But the boy's family said that he returned home from hospital on Wednesday and is continuing his recovery at home.

His dad, Kevin Ronald, told the Post: "He's on the mend and doing OK.

"He suffered from concussion, a deep laceration to his forehead which he had glued, a swollen blackeye with gravel grazes on his face, and cuts and bruises on his hands and knee.

"But luckily, no serious head trauma, breaks or fractures. He's going to be fine, thank God.

"He still can't remember the incident though. The last thing he can remember is coming out of Farington Park on his BMX.

"Thanks to all those who were on scene and assisted. We are so blessed that he's OK.

"He certainly has somebody watching over him."

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