THE mother of a boy who was flown to hospital after being hit by a car has thanked hospital staff for their quick thinking.

Brooklyn Taylor-Mcloughlin was involved in a collision with a Honda Jazz in Turner Road, Colchester on May 1, near to the North East Essex Co-operative Academy where he is a pupil Medics on the scene feared the 15-year-old may have had life-threatening head injuries.

So despite the crash being so close to Colchester Hospital, he was flown to Addenbrooke’s for specialist care after being put into a coma.

Amazingly, scans on his brain have been “mostly clear” although the youngster also suffered a tear on his lung and a sprained wrist.

After six days at the Cambridge hospital, he is now back home recuperating in Wivenhoe.

Mum Kayleigh Mcloughlin said it was a miracle he had come out relatively unscathed.

She said: “I was at home when I got a call from his teacher to say he had been in an accident.

“They told me to stay there because he was going to Addenbrooke’s because they had a specialism in brain injuries.

“But now he is getting better everyday.

“It was amazing really because the car run over his legs and his head hit the windscreen but he didn’t break any bones.

“He had a CT scan and things were pretty clear but they are going to keep a close eye on him.

“It is possible he might have changes to his personality and memory loss.

“He doesn’t really remember too much about what happened.”

Kayleigh paid tribute to the medical staff who helped Brooklyn for their quick-thinking and the care he received.

She said: “The anaesthetist at Colchester Hospital attended straight afterwards and because he wasn’t responding they put him a coma.

“We have been told that minimises the risk and they could then get him to a hospital where he could receive specialist care.

“He got there really quickly because of there.”

Dozens of people also sent well wishes to Brooklyn after the crash and Kayleigh also thanked them for their support - as well as the people at Acorn House which is a facility run by the Sick Children’s Trust and allowed the family to stay together while Brooklyn was being treated.

She said: “Everyone has been so nice. There were so many messages and we are so grateful.”

A 16-year-old boy and a 15-year-old girl were both arrested on suspicion of assault after the crash.

The girl was additionally arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

Both are from Colchester and have since been bailed until May 24 as the police investigation continues. The road was shut for several hours, initially while Brooklyn was treated and then so police could begin their probe into how the crash happened.

n Anyone who saw the incident, or has dash cam or CCTV footage police can view, is asked to call the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 101 quoting incident 718 of May 1.

You can submit footage by emailing

Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 Details can also be given online at