Dominic Boschetti was left fighting for his life after the horror car crash in Italy on his way to see his grandparents
Image: Corin Hetherington)
A five-year-old boy is in a coma after a horror Christmas car crash while visiting his grandparents in Italy.
Dominic Boschetti’s condition has improved enough that he was able to be taken off a ventilator, after the crash, BirminghamLive reported.
However, his heartbroken mum, Jordan, 43, from Bromsgrove, Birmingham, remains by her comatose son, and is remaining positive for ‘Little Dobic’ – as his family call him – even as he remains critically ill.
She left her job and flew out to Italy to be with her baby.
Dominic, who will be six on January 13, is a pupil at Inkberrow First School near Redditch, and lives with his mother Jordan in Bromsgrove.
He was with his father Guiseppe in Italy, heading to see his grandparents when their car was smashed by a lorry in Montichiari, three days before Christmas.
He was asleep in the back of the car at the time of the accident.
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The crash left him on a life support machine in critical condition, and his father badly injured too.
Even though he shattered his legs in the crash Guiseppe was able to rescue his son from the back seat and perform CPR to save him.
Dominic’s uncle Corin Hetherington, who is also out in Italy supporting his sister Jordan, said: “Jordan is with Dominic and like a rock. She is being extremely strong and never cries in front of her son. She is amazing.
“He is off the ventilator but he is still in a coma and Guiseppe will be sent to a specialist hospital next week to begin rehabilitation on his shattered legs.”
Corin, who lives in Redditch, Birmingham, added: “They don’t know yet if Guiseppe can walk. I still physically can’t believe how he managed to get Dominic from the car with how his legs are.
“Maybe it was adrenaline or the love for his son to protect him , I don’t know.”
Corin flew out to Italy to be with his family too but is unable to be with them until Monday because of Covid restrictions.
He said: “Dominic is the most amazing beautiful little boy – he is bilingual speaking fluent Italian and English,” he said.
“We are here in Italy but haven’t been allowed to see him yet because of the Covid restrictions, it’s very hard for us.”
This comes as members of the public donated £13,600 in just over two days to a GoFundMe Corin set up to help Jordan financially as she stays in Italy.
Corin said: “She has travelled to Italy to be with Dominic and has given up her job at Studley Castle to go to be with her son,” Corin said.
“She doesn’t have the means to fund all the expenses involved in the aftermath of this tragic event.”
He added: “We want everyone to know how much we appreciate the love and support.”
“All of my friends in Japan have helped and people all over the world, not just people in England and Italy are helping us. This has restored my faith in humanity.
“The amount of love, support and amazing generosity we have received is nothing short of amazing.”
To donate to the GoFundMe appeal, click here .
George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.