Hatfield family thanks public after three-year-old has fit by Welwyn Garden City road

PUBLISHED: 17:21 16 October 2017 | UPDATED: 17:21 16 October 2017

Welwyn garden City's Bridge Road. Picture credit: Google Street View.

Welwyn garden City's Bridge Road. Picture credit: Google Street View.

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A Hatfield family has thanked members of the public after a three-year-old boy suffered a seizure by a busy road in Welwyn Garden City.

The child’s grandmother, who wished to remain unnamed, said her husband, daughter and two young grandchildren were by the traffic lights in Bridge Road when the three-year-old boy began having a fit.

She said: “My daughter heard this noise, knew something was wrong, looked in the mirror and said he’s having a fit, then stopped the car and put on her hazard lights.

“She couldn’t get him out the car so my husband got out the car quickly and ruptured his Achilles heel doing so.”

He then frantically took his grandson out of the vehicle and lay him on the pavement, at which point members of the public and an off-duty police officer flocked to their aid.

One passer-by, Caron, helped look after a three-month-old baby who was also in the car, while the family and others tended to the young boy.

He was then assessed by paramedics and taken to hospital for further treatment.

“The whole family are really grateful for their help and we will never forget their kindness,” she added. “It’s nice to know that when bad things happen there are some nice people around to help.”

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