Dominic Boschetti, 5, was with his father Guiseppe in Italy, heading to see his grandparents when their car was crashed into by a lorry in Montichiari, three days before Christmas
A British schoolboy has been left fighting for his life in Italy after a car crash – and his family have released a heartbreaking photograph of him in hospital.
Dominic Boschetti, 5, sustained serious injuries in the crash while visiting his father and grandparents over Christmas.
The little lad “technically died” at the scene, but he survived after his quick-thinking father gave him CPR before authorities arrived, BirminghamMail reports.
His family today have released a heartbreaking photo of Dominic in hospital hooked up to tubes and holding his favourite cuddly toy.
Jordan, his mum, has given up her job so she can be by his side.
Dominic, who will be 6 on January 13, is a pupil at Inkberrow First School near Redditch, and lives with Jordan in Bromsgrove, Birmingham.
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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.
A GoFundMe has been set up to help Jordan, who was given up her job to be by his side in the hospital – which has so far raised more than £15,000.
Dominic was left on a life support machine in critical condition with multiple injuries and his dad badly injured. He has recently been able to come off a ventilator.
Guiseppe rescued his son from the back seat and perform CPR to save Dominic, despite shattering his legs.
Corin Hetherington, Dominic’s uncle, told WorcestershireLive today: “Unfortunately there is no improvement yet.
“Dominic’s eyes are open, but he doesn’t seem there. It’s like a terrible nightmare.”
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Corin, from Redditch, who is also out in Italy supporting Jordan, said his sister was now with Dominic all the time.
He 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 also praised the boy’s dad for saving Dominic’s life.
He 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,” he said.
“Maybe it was adrenaline or the love for his son to protect him, I don’t know.”
The family has sent thanks for support and donations from the public at their hour of need.
“There is a wave of support behind us willing Dominic to get better,” Corin said. “We want everyone to know how much we appreciate the love and support.”
“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.