Mum’s warning after her son broke every bone in his face doing a scooter trick that went horribly wrong.
She is now urging parents to ensure their kids wear helmets.
Hayden, 12, was playing on his scooter at a skate park in Bridgetown on Sunday when he attempted to jump over the top of a traffic cone.
But when the back wheels of his scooter clipped the cone, he became airborne before face planting in to the concrete.
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He broke his jaw, nose, eye sockets, cheekbones and his sinuses and suffered bleeding on the brain as a result of the fall.
“The only thing I remember was airing it and then waking up in an ambulance,” Hayden told 7 News Perth.
“I hit my back wheel and then I went face first into the floor.
“Everybody should wear helmets because they save lives.”
His mother Mel Waller hopes his accident will serve as a warning to other kids to protect themselves in similar circumstances.
It was distressing. Scary really,” she said
“If he actually had a skating helmet on part of his head wouldn’t be so fractured.
“Our message now is for kids to wear a helmet at all times and they are cool, basically.”
Sounds like one very lucky boy!
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