Victim released from intensive care

Daley Thompson and his sister Sabrina Willis
Daley Thompson and his sister Sabrina Willis
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A HIT and run victim has been released from intensive care and is beginning a rehabilitation programme.

Daley Thompson, 21, of Patterdale Avenue, Marton, was knocked down and run over by a Range Rover while on holiday in Magaluf, Majorca.

He had been in the resort watching the European Championship final between Spain and Italy when he was left with injuries to his head, pelvis, leg and lungs.

Five people were hospitalised by the driver and Mr Thompson was in intensive care for eight days.

Mr Thompson’s sister, Sabrina Willis, 28, spent six days by his bedside with her mother and father before flying back to Blackpool on Monday.

She said: “I’m feeling physically and emotionally drained and run down, but he is out of intensive care.

“We’ve been told it’s going to be a long process because he still has a tear in his lung and isn’t breathing on his own.

“We haven’t been given a time to get him home, but after speaking to doctors, they think it could be another six weeks.”

Mr Thompson’s father has remained in Majorca as his son goes through physiotherapy on his injured leg.

The remaining members of the family are attempting to get the cash together to pay for flights and aim to travel to the resort on Saturday.

Mrs Willis added: “It’s a hard process but hopefully we will eventually all come back together and it will make us stronger as a family.”

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