Rotherham crash victim allowed home

Lucas Thorpe
Lucas Thorpe

Hit-and-run victim Lucas Thorpe has been allowed home from hospital - less than two weeks after he was left fighting for life.

The eight-year-old, from Treeton, Rotherham, was crossing a street on his way to his friend’s house when he was struck by a moped rider.

Lucas suffered a fractured skull, shattered eye socket and broken leg.

He underwent emergency surgery to remove the pressure from his brain and to stop a bleed, and his condition was described as ‘critical’ by medics.

The moped rider involved in the crash stopped initially but then fled before police arrived. He handed himself in at a police station four days later and after questioning was bailed by police pending further inquiries.

Lucas, a goalkeeper with the Young Owls undereights, is due to travel to a football tournament at Butlins on the East Coast next weekend with his team mates. Instead of playing he will accompany coaching staff on the sidelines in his wheelchair.

His mum, Samantha Scott, aged 32, took him to watch a local football game in Treeton at the weekend.

Anyone with information about the collision on April 18 should call 101.