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A teenager who suffered serious brain damage when his bicycle was hit by a van has stood for the first time since the accident.
Ryan Smith, who's 17 and from Chapel St Leonards in Lincolnshire, was left in a coma after deciding not to wear a helmet for fear it would ruin his hairstyle.
He's remained in hospital ever since but this weekend, with the help of medical staff he was back on his own two feet.
His dad shot this footage as he stood up:
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.
Ryan Smith's father, Mark, tells how his tears turned to those of joy when he heard one simple word from his son.
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.