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Father talks of son's crash experience

PUBLISHED: 09:00 16 October 2009 | UPDATED: 08:42 01 August 2010

THE father of a young boy badly injured after a car ploughed into a group of school children near Beccles last month has thanked people who have supported his son.

THE father of a young boy badly injured after a car ploughed into a group of school children near Beccles last month has thanked people who have supported his son.

Nine-year-old Jordan Wells had to be airlifted to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital with a crushed pelvis following the horrific accident, when a car mounted the pavement and drove into eight youngsters from Worlingham Middle School.

But in a further cruel twist he then suffered the trauma of being rushed to the James Paget Hospital in Gorleston when his appendix burst a week after being released.

Jordan, who is now recovering well, hopes to return to school after half-term.

And now his dad Lee is keen to thank the many people who have been there for him through this difficult time.

“He was airlifted to hospital as he had two breaks in the pelvis, a nasty cut lip and other cuts,” said Mr Wells. “He came out of hospital and then a week later he was rushed back to the Paget to have his appendix removed.

“He had been getting through it and was doing really well. We think it was caused by the accident, I did some research on the internet and it seems it could be caused by a burst in the trauma area. It obviously brought everything to a halt and was a setback.”

Jordan has been in school this week for a short while to see his school friends, but is still in a wheelchair and has to have an x-ray in three to four weeks' times.

Mr Wells added: “It could have been so much worse. We just thank our lucky stars it wasn't. You don't expect it to happen and when it does it's such a shock. His mum got really tearful the other week as we've had so many cards, it was quite overwhelming. People really have been fantastic.”

He thanked friends Steph, Mark and Ronan Elmore and Ruth and Roy Hammond, St Benets Wasps, staff at Worlingham Middle School, the emergency services and Richard Calver who he called an 'absolute legend'.

Mr Wells said Norwich City footballer Chris Martin had also been to visit with his mother and expressed his gratitude to someone who anonymously donated a teddy bear to Jordan and Brampton Village Hall committee who gave the little boy £50 to buy something to play with while he was off school.

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