Hit-and-run driver left my Daniel, 13, in agony, says shocked mum
A mum has spent the past week at her son's hospital bedside after he was seriously injured in a suspected hit-and-run incident.
Tracy Harvey-Steans has been comforting 13-year-old Daniel, who suffered a broken leg and nose and a fractured eye socket when he was hit by a vehicle last Sunday.
The teenager, who lives in Narborough, was injured as he and a group of friends walked away from the Victory Show in nearby Cosby.
The impact threw Daniel, who studies at Brockington College, Enderby, into a ditch. One of his shoes was later found in a nearby field.
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The driver did not stop at the scene. Police later arrested a man and a woman.
Daniel's mum, Tracy, yesterday said his leg was broken in two places and has been pinned by surgeons. He has also lost a number of teeth.
Tracy, who has been grabbing the occasional doze in a chair, said: "I've been with him every day. It's been horrific.
"All I can think about is getting him better. He was just a happy little boy having a day out with his friends and it ended like this.
"The doctors are a bit worried at the moment because he is so weak. He's only little for his age.
"This has changed his life and I think he is still in shock.
"He was with his friends and they saw it happen. They're absolutely traumatised and are receiving counselling.
"Daniel was lying in a ditch and the people in cars couldn't see him.
"People were screaming to try to get traffic to stop and help them, but people kept driving past.
"One man did stop and did everything he could to help Daniel. I'm so grateful to him.
"Brockington College has been really supportive this week and he's even had a card from his old school, Greystoke Primary.
"We're lucky to have had so much support."
Daniel was transported by air ambulance to Coventry and Warwickshire Hospital after the collision, which happened in Cosby Road, Littlethorpe, not far from the grounds of the Victory Show shortly after 4pm.
Police yesterday made a renewed appeal for witnesses to the incident.
Pc Steve Freer, the investigating officer, said: "Although we have two people arrested we are still carrying out inquiries and I would urge anyone with information about the incident to call us.
"There were plenty of people in the area visiting the show so I am confident that there are lots of witnesses out there who can help us with our inquiries."
Contact Pc Freer on 101 or Crimestoppers, which is anonymous, on 0800 555 111.