Police save Christmas for boy hurt in serious Welwyn Garden City accident

PUBLISHED: 11:58 23 December 2014 | UPDATED: 12:02 23 December 2014

Santa Claus visited a young road accident victim with help from Hertfordshire police

Santa Claus visited a young road accident victim with help from Hertfordshire police


Police joined forces with Santa Claus help to ensure a five-year-old Welwyn Garden City boy was able to enjoy Christmas despite being badly hurt in a road accident.

Taylor Done and his father were both treated in hospital for serious injuries after they were involved in a three-vehicle collision in Cole Green Lane on December 13.

A police spokeswoman said: “Officers from the Roads Policing Unit were so concerned for Taylor, not only because of his injuries, but because he had missed his visit to Santa at such an important time of the year. “They decided to speak with some local businesses to arrange a few presents to cheer him up.

“They then got Santa and one of his elves to make the special delivery.”

PC Alison Elderfield said: “It was so wonderful to see how happy Taylor was after such a traumatic experience. It was a really special moment and it’s great to be able to really make a difference.

“We are so grateful to those stores who generously gave the gifts for Taylor.

“We are also grateful to emergency service colleagues for their assistance following the collision and would like thank the people who lived near the scene who were extremely patient whilst investigations were carried out and even supported officers in freezing conditions by supplying cups of tea.

“Whilst the incident was extremely serious, it’s so lovely to know that people rally together to try and bring something positive.”

Businesses donating gifts included John Lewis, Argos, Sainsbury’s and The Entertainer.

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