Holiday horror man taken off critical list

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A BLACKPOOL man who was knocked down and run over by a Range Rover while on holiday remains in intensive care.

But the family of Daley Thompson, 21, say he has got past the worst and has been taken off the critical list after the horrifying incident in Magaluf, Majorca.

Mr Thompson, of Patterdale Avenue, was walking along the busy main street after the Euro 2012 football final featuring Spain versus Italy when the black Range Rover accelerated through crowds of pedestrians and knocked him to the ground.

He sustained injuries to his head, pelvis and to a leg and has since been in intensive care.

Sabrina Willis, Mr Thompson’s 28-year-old sister, arrived back in Blackpool yesterday after spending the last five days by her brother’s bedside.

She said: “We are going to take it one week at a time, but he’s now in a stable condition.

“It’s been horrendous and a rollercoaster of emotion.

“I was the first person to get the phone call from his friend to tell me what happened and I couldn’t believe it.

“Daley is opening his eyes and knows what’s going on, but he’s still not well enough to come out of intensive care.

“It could be up to six weeks before we can get him home because he’s not well enough to fly.”

Mr Thompson, who works at William Hill on Talbot Road, was on the first day of his holiday with friends when the shocking incident happened in the Spanish holiday resort and his family rushed to be by his side.

Mrs Willis added: “My dad is still out there with Daley because we couldn’t just leave him alone.

“He said he thought he was going to lose him.”

Mr Thompson’s uncle, Murray Thompson, 43, from St Annes, added: “It was an horrendous incident and it’s still a worry.

“You don’t expect things like this to happen to your family, but we are all feeling a bit more positive about it.”

A 37-year-old Spanish man was arrested following the incident and is understood to have been released on police bail.

A fundraising night for Mr Thompson will be held at the Blue Room, on Church Street, Blackpool, from 7pm on Thursday.