A young boy who was injured while using a longboard and his mum have thanked the kind strangers that came to his aid.
Henry Ingram, of Lubenham, was out on his longboard with friend Harry Burrows (13) when he missed a turn due to gravel and fell off, shattering bones in his right elbow.
The accident, which happened in East Farndon, saw about five people stop to help who were strangers to both boys.
The good samaritans and Harry helped keep Henry comfortable and called 999 before helping flag down the air ambulance when it arrived to treat Henry. He was then airlifted to hospital with a splintered elbow.
The 13-year-old, who is a pupil at Harborough’s Welland Park Academy, said: “They helped me by making sure the pain wasn’t too much, phoned for an ambulance, and made sure my head was in a comfortable position.
“I’d just like to say thank you for all their help, for stopping the cars and coming out of their houses to help me.
“That is what got me to hospital and without their help I think my injuries could have been a lot worse.”
Henry was taken to Coventry Hospital for treatment and his arm was put in a cast.
It could take six months before it is fully healed and he is expected to be off school for a fortnight.
The incident happened at about 6pm last Thursday and Henry said his friend Harry was also a great help.
Despite the accident Henry has no plans to put a stop to his skating and plans to get back on the longboard as soon as he is able to.
Henry’s mum Sally said: “One of the guys that was helping put a paramedic jacket on and flagged the air ambulance down.
“There was a really, really kind lady who lived on Farndon Road where it happened.
“She gave me some stuff to take to the hospital.
“There was also another lady that was so calm with him and another man that was helping with the paramedics and somebody else got blankets.”
One of the helpers has since dropped chocolate brownies round and a gift music voucher for Henry.
Sally added: “It made me realise that in a crisis there are some fantastic people who will help and that we are lucky to live in a community that helps people out like that.”