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Crash family seek Good Samaritan
THE FAMILY of a little boy who suffered cracks to his skull in a car crash in York is appealing to find the man who saved him.
Seven-year-old Charlie Derry, of Holme-on-Spalding Moor, was losing blood from his head after the accident in Tang Hall last week, but a witness who stopped held a bandage to his head until an ambulance arrived.
Jan Derry, Charlie’s grandma, from Stockton Lane in York, said: “If he hadn’t have been there to stop the bleeding who knows what would have happened. We just want to find out who he is so we can say thank you.”
Charlie’s mum, Stacey, 28, was driving her Nissan Pixo along Melrosegate, towards Heworth, when it collided with a red Peugeot 206 driven by a 91-year-old woman.
Stacey’s car spun several times before colliding with the traffic lights which were knocked down.
Charlie was sitting on a booster seat in the front of the car when the crash happened last Tuesday, at about 11:30am.
Jan said: “Stacey rang me screaming down the phone but I didn’t know what had happened at that point and then the phone went dead.”
A witness to the crash is believed to have called the ambulance which took Stacey and Charlie to York Hospital.
Charlie had to have surgery to remove glass from his head and Stacey was left with bruising from the seat belt.
Charlie’s skull is also cracked in several places as a result of the crash, but will not require surgery.
Jan said: “That should heal by itself but it has left more of a psychological damage.
“He is very emotional and he told me that he doesn’t want to drive when he gets older. He said ‘I don’t want to have an accident’.”
A spokesperson for North Yorkshire police said no legal action had been taken against either driver.
The man who helped Charlie has been described as wearing a high-visibility jacket and was aged 40 to 50.
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