Lincolnshire teenager Ryan Smith is on his road to recovery after being in a coma for four months. He suffered severe head injuries when he was knocked off his bike while he wasn't wearing a crash helmet.
His father, Mark, has campaigned since to make helmets compulsory. Ryan has now woken from his coma, and spoken his first words. Chris Kiddey reports.
A teenager from Lincolnshire who has been in a coma for four months is at last beginning to show signs of recovery. Ryan Smith suffered severe head injuries when he was knocked off his bike while he wasn't wearing a crash helmet.
He is being treated in a specialist unit at Tadworth in Surrey - and he has now spoken his first words since the accident. It's a dream come true for his father Mark, who has campaigned tirelessly ever since his son's accident to make wearing cycle helmets compulsory.