Boy’s day of joy shattered

EMERGENCY HELP: Tyrell Sizer pictured in a neck brace -
EMERGENCY HELP: Tyrell Sizer pictured in a neck brace –

Mom questions hospital treatment after son, 8, hit by car near his home

A young Port Elizabeth boy who was so excited about his first bus ride home on his own, was seriously injured when he was hit by a car as he dashed across the road to tell his mother about the trip. Tyrell Sizer, 8, who attends Altona Primary School in Greenbushes, is recovering in Livingstone Hospital after being knocked over by a car in Cape Road after climbing off the bus ferrying him home from school on Friday.

“He seemed very excited to tell me about his first bus trip alone and was hurrying to get to me,” his mother, Monique Sizer, 33, said. Witnesses said Tyrell ran into the car. His mother witnessed the accident while she was walking to greet her son at the bus stop. “I just saw red and my child tumbling in the road.”

According to Sizer, the driver of the car, who allegedly only has a learner’s licence, immediately assisted by holding Tyrell’s head steady as they moved him to safety.

Paramedics rushed Tyrell to Livingstone Hospital where he had to wait for almost seven hours before being taken for surgery to operate on his broken right leg.

-Devon Kron

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