Runcorn schoolboy hailed a hero for rescuing his brother and sister from this crash http://t.co/1Bz9z7yVHc pic.twitter.com/nUJZyUm93X
- Runcorn Widnes World (@runcornworld) February 5, 2014
A schoolboy has been hailed a hero after he rescued his brother and sister after their car was driven over by a bus.
Ethan Watkins - whose age hasn't been revealed - helped his three-year-old sister, Isobel, and little brother Daniel to scramble out of the smashed rear window of their vehicle.
His dad, Gaz, from Runcorn, Lancashire, suffered head injuries, but managed to escape from the crushed car.
Daniel was flown to Alder Hey Hospital in an air ambulance where he was treated for a fractured hip. Ethan and Isobel suffered glass cuts and bruises. The children are now recovering at home with their parents, Nicky and Gaz.
The bus driver had a shoulder injury but there were no passengers on the bus.
Fire officer Tony Perischine from Runcorn Fire Station, told the local paper: "Ethan stayed calm and told firefighters he helped the other children out of the rear window. He acted in a very responsible way.
"All three children were sat on the ground when we got there and the driver was stood at the side of the road. He had a head injury and was a bit confused
"It could have been a lot more serious. They were very fortunate to get out of the vehicle."
Police are investigating the cause of the accident.