Teenager run over twice in seconds

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A 15-YEAR-OLD boy who was run over twice in a few seconds has spoken of his ordeal.

Kaylan Cooper-Guinness was on his way home from a trip to Eastwood Canal with his friends when the incident happened.

He was walking along the side of Newmanleys Road South when he was knocked over.

Kaylan said he was hit in the face by the windscreen of one car, which caused him to fall to the ground, and then he was run over by another car just seconds later.

The second car went over his legs and Kaylan suffered several fractures to his ankle. He has had to have skin from his thigh transferred to parts of his lower leg to cover up a gashing wound.

Kaylan, of Moon Crescent, Eastwood, said: “I was knocked to the floor and don’t really know what happened for the next few seconds.

“I woke up and my leg was covered in blood. I was really scared.”

Kaylan has had three operations at the Queen’s Medical Centre following the accident on March 25 but was discharged last Thursday.

His mum, Sam Cooper-Guinness, 36, said she feared the worst when she found out about what happened.

She said one of Kaylan’s friends, Dillan Green, 15, came running home to get her.

“When I heard he had been run over the worst went through my mind,” she said.

“It was horrible. When I got there, Kaylan was sat in the back of someone’s car and there was blood everywhere.

“I want to say a big ‘thank you’ to the people who helped my son.

“Kaylan could have died if the car had gone over his upper body instead of his legs.”

Notts Police are investigating the incident.

A spokesman for the force said: “The teenager was reported to be in collision with a Volkswagen Lupo and then a Vauxhall Astra as he was walking with friends along Newmanleys Road South.

“Police have spoken to both motorists and four witnesses to the collision – this includes the boy’s two friends – and are now recording official statements. Investigations are continuing.”

Anyone with any information about the incident, at 7pm on Sunday, March 25, should call Notts Police on 101 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.