A SCHOOLBOY who was left fighting for his life after being hit by a car is now said to be out of danger.
Thirteen-year-old Corey Taylor was left with serious head injuries after he was in collision with a Toyota Corolla in Harvey Street, Oswaldtwistle, a fortnight ago.
Corey of Lindadale Avenue, Accring-ton, was taken to the Royal Blackburn Hospital before being transferred to Pendlebury Children’s Hospital, Manch-ester, where he underwent surgery.
A police spokesman, said this week: "Corey has now been transferred from the intensive care unit at Pendlebury on to a ward.
"He is now breathing unaided and is communicating with staff at the hospital. His condition is much improved and he is now comfortable and making good progress."
Corey, who is a pupil of Rhyddings Business and Enterprise School, Oswaldtwistle, has had his parents by his bedside since the accident.
Police are still appealing for witnesses to help them with their investigation.
Corey’s accident came only three weeks after another Rhyddings pupil, Ben Forrest, 14, of Albert Street, Church, was crushed against a wall by a car which mounted the pavement and flipped over on its roof.
Miraculously, Ben survived the horrific crash which happened next to Church and Oswaldtwistle Station as he walked to school along Market Street, Church.
The incident left him with swelling on the brain and needing a number of serious operations to a broken leg, toes, ankles, arm and wrist.
Ben and his family hoped that the crash would encourage Lancashire County Council to place speed bumps throughout Oswaldtwistle to help reduce traffic speeds.
Hyndburn Council leader Peter Britcliffe passed on their pleas to county Hall after agreeing the area is plagued by speeding drivers.
County Councillor Dorthothy Westell said: "We have been looking at Harvey Street over the past few weeks and I can safely say something is definitely going to be done about it in the near future once we have finalised plans with council officers."
There is no suggestion that speed was a factor in the incident involving Corey.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 0845 125 3545 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.