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Mum thanks public who helped son who 'almost lost his leg' in Northern Ireland hit and run

A mother has thanked members of the public who came to her son's aid after he "almost lost his leg" in a hit-and-run at the weekend.

Lewis McCammond (18) was walking on Longshot in Doagh, Co Antrim in the early hours of Saturday when he was struck by a vehicle that failed to stop.

Police said it happened sometime between 2am and 2.45am and the young person was taken to hospital where he is being treated for a broken leg.

Sarah Milden-Hall told the BBC that her son sustained multiple fractures and that his leg was "shattered".

She said he faces a year-long recovery and has already undergone three operations.

She also thanked two young men and a woman who stopped and helped her son.

The PSNI have appealed for the driver to come forward.

Constable Gillen said: "We are appealing to the driver of the vehicle that failed to stop to come forward.

"We would also like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident or who has information about it to contact police on 101.

"Alternatively, information can also be passed anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."

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