Brit dad on life support after falling in front of car while running with son on first day of family holiday


A  DAD is fighting for his life after falling in front of a moving car on holiday in Spain.

Haydn Atwood, 39, tripped and fell while running down a hill with his son Ashley, 17, on the first day of the family holiday.

Haydn Atwood is in a critical condition after he fell and was hit by a car on day one of his family holiday in Malaga, Spain
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Haydn with his son Ashley getting on the plane at Bristol Airport[/caption]

The carer, from Caerphilly, South Wales, fell into a dual carriageway and was hit by a car on holiday in Malaga with his son and girlfriend Joanne.

Haydn’s sister Hailey said: “Haydn and Ashley were running down a hill at about 10pm when Haydn fell into the path of an oncoming car. Ashley witnessed the sight of his dad being thrown into the air.

“Haydn had to be resuscitated on the side of the road. He had internal bleeding but he’s had surgery and they managed to stop the bleeding inside.

“But he also had a bleed on the brain and his skull is fractured on one side. He’s on life support and he’s got a tube down his throat. His organs are damaged from the impact.

“He’s in a bad way.”

The horrific accident happened at around 10pm on Tuesday.

Haydn was rushed to the Hospital Clinico Universitario where he is on a life support machine.

Hailey said: “He needed surgery on his heart, but was too weak.

“He’s highly sedated at the moment but they’re going to try and reduce the sedation on Friday.”

Haydn’s family are flying out to Spain to be with him thanks to money raised by their local community in Caerphilly, South Wales, because he doesn’t have medical insurance.

Hailey said: “It was their first day out there and they had gone for a walk but as they were jogging down the side of a mountain momentum picked up and they didn’t stop.

“Haydn went straight onto the motorway and got hit by a car. His son saw his father fly up in the air.

“I couldn’t believe it when I was told. He hasn’t got travel insurance, so getting him home could prove be costly.”

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