AN UNLUCKY schoolboy who was badly injured in a sledging accident is hoping to find the good samaritan who came to his aid.
Twelve-year-old Joe Bodfish had been enjoying the snow in Elmdon Park, when his sledge crashed into a signpost.
The impact broke the youngster’s leg in two places, leaving him in severe pain.
Other families rushed over and one woman in particular helped to comfort the Lode Heath School pupil.
His mum Joanne contacted the Solihull News, hoping to track down the kindly passer-by, who waited with him before paramedics arrived.
“I had only just left the park when someone phoned me to say that Joe had hurt himself,” she said.
“It was quite a traumatic experience, but when I saw Joe he explained that a woman had stayed with him and kept him calm. I’ve no idea who she was, but we’d like to say thank you.”
Following Wednesday’s accident. Joe was airlifted to hospital and remained there for three days.
He has now returned home, but his leg remains in plaster and he was due for a fresh x-ray today, to see if he needs an operation.
His friend Sam Delaney, who had been on the same sledge, suffered whiplash in the collision.
Hospitals have reported a rise in the number of people being admitted with slips, trips and falls since the cold snap began.
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) has advised children to take care while out sledging.
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