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A teenager who has been in a coma since August has woken up and said his first words.
Ryan Smith, aged 16, was knocked off his bike by a van while riding to his summer job in Grantham.
According to the Lincolnshire Echo, his first words after opening his eyes were "hello", "mum" and "dad".
Ryan had not been wearing a helmet while riding his bike. After the accident, his father Mark launched a campaign following the crash to encourage youngsters to ride safely.
A father is calling for helmets to be made compulsory for cyclists after his son suffered severe head injuries.
Ryan Smith, who's from Lincolnshire, was injured while riding to a summer job in Grantham.
His campaign has now been backed by top cyclist Mark Cavendish.
A father's call for the wearing of helmets by all cyclists to be compulsory has been backed by champion rider Mark Cavendish.
Ryan Smith, who's from Lincolnshire, remains in a coma after his accident while riding to work for a summer job near Skegness.
Dad Mark Smith says his son did not want to wear a helmet because it would 'mess up' his hair.