Fight for life after holiday horror

Daley Thompson
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A BLACKPOOL man is fighting for his life in a Spanish hospital after being mowed down by a car while on holiday.

Daley Thompson, of Patterdale Avenue, Marton, was stood on a busy street in Magaluf in Majorca when he was hit by a Range Rover.

The driver then drove over the 21-year-old’s prone body.

A passer-by caught the terrifying moment – which happened in the early hours of Monday – on camera.

Mr Thompson’s head, leg and pelvis took the brunt of the impact and the former St George’s High School pupil needed emergency surgery.

Despite doctors working around the clock to reconstruct his ear and fit a metal plate in his leg, his family has been warned the next 48 hours are crucial to Mr Thompson’s survival.

He is still receiving urgent medical attention in the hospital’s intensive care unit and Mr Thompson’s immediate family – including his mother, father and sister – are currently by his bedside after paying hundreds of pounds to fly out to the Balearic island.

But the rest of his family have been forced to remain at home and wait desperately for news on his condition.

Mr Thompson’s grandmother Patricia Horn, 66, of Lulworth Avenue, Marton, says she has spent the last two days praying for good news.

She told The Gazette: “We are all devastated, everyone’s really upset.

“It was his first night out there and he had only been on holiday for 24 hours.

“I haven’t been able to sleep and I’ve had to get tablets from the doctor to calm me down.

“He is a popular, normal, bubbly 21-year-old.”