A SCHOOLBOY is fighting for his life after being hit by a car.
Thirteen-year-old Corey Taylor was left with serious head injuries after he was in collision with a Toyota Corolla in Harvey Street, Oswaldtwistle, at 7.10pm last Friday.
Corey, of Lindadale Avenue, Accrington, was taken to the Royal Blackburn Hospital before being transferred to Pendlebury Children’s Hospital, Manchester, where he has undergone surgery.
His parents have been at his bedside since the incident.
Corey is a pupil of Rhyddings Business and Enterprise School, Oswaldtwistle, whose headteacher, Barry Burke, said: "I think from the school’s point of view this is a stark reminder of how all children need to be aware that road conditions can be dangerous even in a small town like Oswaldwistle.
"This is the second car incident involving one of our pupils in a very short time and we cannot stress enough how careful not only our pupils but all children need to be.
"We are very concerned for Corey and hope he makes a full recovery very soon."
Sergeant Mick Young, based at the road policing unit in Blackburn, said: "Witnesses have already come forward but we would appeal for anyone else who saw this collision to contact us as a matter of urgency.
"The driver of the Toyota remained at the scene and provided full details to police. He is uninjured but was in shock. A full investigation has now been launched."
Only three weeks ago 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 the council to place speed bumps throughout Oswaldtwistle to help reduce traffic speeds.
Hyndburn Council leader Peter Britcliffe said: "Harvey Street is extremely dangerous as people use this road and others in the town as a race track.
"We have called on the county council numerous times to help reduce speeds but to no avail.
"I just hope they do not wait until someone is killed to do something for the area."
There is no suggestion that speed was a factor in the incident involving Corey, whose condition was yesterday described as critical but stable.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Sergeant Young on 51212.