A BOY badly hurt after being hit by a car looks set to make a recovery.
The 10-year-old – named locally as Harry – is making progress at Southampton General Hospital.
As reported, the youngster, from Waterlooville, was hit by a car in Middle Park Way, Leigh Park, on Sunday evening.
He had been attending a birthday party and was crossing the road to fetch a ball that had gone over the garden fence.
The party was taking place at the home of Lynn Harrington.
Mrs Harrington, whose family run Harrington Autos in Farlington, said: ‘They have not got him out of the induced coma yet, but he’s improving.
‘He’s going to be okay.
‘Once he comes round they will be able to tell more.
‘From the scans the pressure on his brain is minimal.’
His family have been holding a bedside vigil at the hospital.
Harry was flown there by air ambulance after the helicopter landed in playing fields at Park Community School.