Schoolboy in hospital after road accident in Melton Road, Syston
A schoolboy was last night in hospital with serious injuries after being hit by a car.
The teenager, who is believed to be a pupil at Wreake Valley College, was involved in the incident at about 8.45am yesterday in Melton Road, Syston.
Sam Popple, who helps run the Males hair salon, in Melton Road, said that as she arrived at work, she heard the injured teenager scream.
Sam, 25, said: "Just as I pulled up in my car I heard the most terrifying scream.
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"It was so high-pitched I thought it was a girl, but when I rushed over to where the noise came from I could see it was a young lad.
"He was lying next to the kerb outside Bargain Booze."
Sam said she and Sam Sanker, who works in the Sally Ann hair salon, in Melton Road, started to direct the traffic.
Sam Popple said: "The lad was being well looked after, so I got Sam to help me get the traffic moving sensibly.
"It was total mayhem with people trying to drive past the scene of the incident."
Sam Sanker, 41, a stylist, said: "I rushed out after I heard a lot of shouting.
"I saw the boy on the floor and he looked badly hurt. Sam was brilliant. She got me to help her get the traffic moving so the ambulance and police could get to where the lad was."
A police spokeswoman said the teenager was taken to the Queen's Medical Centre, in Nottingham, with "serous injuries".