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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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  • So we still need to see these articles!? What a shame. Safety first always guys

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  • He is one very lucky young man. I know it could have been much worse but it was still bad enough. I’m glad he now sees why he should have worn a helmet.

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  • At least the young man himself has learned of the dangers and acknowledges the fact. Hopefully his story will stop others from doing similar things.

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  • Oh my goodness, so scary. I knew a young man who was skateboarding and he hit his neck on the curb, ended up a quadriplegic.

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  • Wow! Yes, everyone should definitely practice safety first.

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  • Just demonstrating why wearing a helmet is so important. It has been a safety message for many many years that helmets should be worn when riding bikes, scooters, skateboards, etc. Parents just need to reinforce those messages. This is the reason why.

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  • As soon as I saw the headline I knew it was going to be because of not wearing a helmet. This was drummed into me as a kid. No helmet and no leaving the yard!

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  • Boys will be boys and it is hard at times to get our children to do the right thing. Hope everything turns out ok for him and others learn.

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  • Poor boy. Really a terrible accident!!

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  • pretty sure it is the law in victoria to wear them

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  • How awful for this boy. This is why adults need to lead by example unfortunately too many people won’t wear them young and old.

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