Teenager who suffered serious head injuries hailed as a ‘miracle’

Taz Moyo spent 94 days in hospital after his accident. Picture: SECAmb
Taz Moyo spent 94 days in hospital after his accident. Picture: SECAmb

A teenager who spent 94 days in hospital after being hit by a car has been hailed as a ‘miracle’.

Taz Moyo, 16, from Sompting, suffered life threatening injuries and spent a month in an induced coma following the accident on July 16 this year.

He suffered a serious head injury and after receiving life-saving treatment from South East Coast Ambulance Service, was airlifted to Southampton General Hospital.

He was discharged 94 days later and is now back studying his A Levels at the Sir Robert Woodard Academy in Sompting.

Taz met the SECAmb staff and said: “I wanted to thank everyone for everything they did for me.

“I don’t have any memory of the incident. The last thing I remember was playing football nearby with my friends and then we decided to go to the shop. I’m doing really well and I’m so grateful for the treatment I received from the ambulance crews, air ambulance and at the hospital. My family and friends have also been amazing.”

Taz’s mum Claire was at home nearby when she was informed of the accident by Taz’s friends.

She rushed to the scene with Taz’s sister Soraya and followed him to hospital.

She said: “He really is a miracle. The consultants said he probably wouldn’t walk or talk again and the worst may happen but I believed and hoped he would be ok. We’re all just so grateful for everything everyone did and we wanted to say thanks in person to everyone.”

One of the first on the scene was off-duty Critical Care Paramedic Lewis Allam.

He said: “It’s so nice to see Taz looking so well and it’s been great to meet with him and his family. I was travelling past so I obviously stopped to help and I knew straight away that Taz had serious injuries and we were going to need the help of the air ambulance too. I rang into control and they were already on to it. We all worked really well as a team on the night and Taz is an excellent example of how all the parts of the system work together to provide the best for patients.”

Taz, a keen musician, raised money for the ambulance service and Southampton General Hospital ICU at a recent event featuring local bands.

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