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Boy, 16, hit by car and ‘sent flying’, just outside Upminster home

17:05 08 May 2014

16-year-old Sam Sartoris

16-year-old Sam Sartoris

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A 16-year-old boy was hit by a car and “sent flying up in the air” as he hurried for a bus just yards from his house.

The Gaynes School pupil suffered cuts to his face, bruising and a broken tooth but miraculously escaped serious injury in the collision on Wednesday morning outside his home on Ockendon Road in Upminster.

His mother, Jane Sartoris, told the Recorder of the dramatic moment she realised the crash outside her house had involved her son.

“I was just looking out my window at about 8.30am and all I thought was there’s been an accident – it’s a busy road, this is the third accident recently.

“I thought ‘Oh, Sam’s just left for school’. I just came out and saw him on the floor. I was just screaming. The initial reaction was to scoop him up.

“It’s all really quite blurry. My concern was for him.”

Paramedics were called to the incident shortly after 8.15am where they found Sam lying unconscious in the road, not far from the junction between Ockendon Road and Fen Lane.

He was discharged from hospital on Wednesday night with minor injuries.

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