Monday, 26 Oct 2020

Boy, 14, fights for life after horror lamp post crash without cycling helmet

A teenager is fighting for his life in hospital after cycling into a lamppost without wearing a helmet.

Kieran Lamond, 14, has been on life support since the accident on Thursday which left him with a fractured skull and three blood clots doctors had to remove.

As he remains under sedation his family do not know if Kieran will survive but his dad has said he is still fighting.

Shocked father-of-seven Greig, 40, from Blairgowrie, Perthshire told DailyRecord: “He is still fighting away.

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“We were told he might not last 24 hours but he is well over that now and still fighting.

“Make sure your children wear a helmet before they go out on their bikes.”

Kieran’s mum, Kerry, died when he was just three years old.

He has a sister Morgan, 10, from his dad’s previous relationship and five sisters Holly, nine, Jessica, eight, Taylor, six, Ariana, four.

Greig and wife Nicola, 28, also have eight-month-old Tammy.

Neighbour and friend of the family, Sara Arioud, 33, explained what happened on Thursday.

She said: “Kieran was helping out by going to the shop to get bread, milk and butter for his mum and dad when it happened.

“He passed a close friend of mine Connie Morrison on the way there on his bike and the way back.

"But he had just passed her when she heard an almighty crash. She turned round and saw Kieran on the ground.

“His bike had hit the lamppost, he had fallen and landed on his head.

“Another person nearby called an ambulance and Connie administered first aid.

“The ambulance was there in five minutes.

“Another young lad passing by ran to Kieran’s house with his bike and his bag and told his parents. The butter had smeared everywhere and the bread was covered in Kieran’s blood.

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