A neighbour who nursed a nine-year-old boy who was hit by a car in Girrawheen on the weekend said he thought the boy was going to die.
Jordan Learmonth, 9, had been playing with his older brother and some friends on Falter Court about 4.45pm on Sunday when it is understood a soccer ball the group was playing with was kicked on to Marangaroo Drive.
The nine-year-old went to retrieve the ball when he was struck by a Hyundai Getz being driven by a 22-year-old woman.
Nearby resident Jamie, said his partner heard the children scream in terror as the impact of the collision threw Jordan up in the air.
Jamie took a blanket from his family home and rushed out to find Jordan in a pool of blood curled up in the foetal position, his head cracked open and his limbs out of place.
“The little fella was lying on the road, unconscious, so I ran there and just held his head and felt for a pulse, couldn’t find a pulse … and just covered him and waited for an ambulance,” he said.
“Five minutes later he regained consciousness so I sat there and held his head and rubbed his back and just let him know someone was there,” he said.
Jamie said the ten minutes that he spent with the boy before paramedics arrived felt like an eternity as he worried Jordan may not survive.
Jordan’s brother Jonathan Davies told Seven News said it was important to check the road before crossing because it was “pretty devastating seeing someone get hit”.
“And it’s pretty scary to see, especially since it was my brother,” he said.
Jordan is understood to have undergone surgery at Princess Margaret Hospital today for injuries sustained in the accident.
The nine-year-old is believed to have escaped serious internal and head injuries, suffering only from a few broken bones.
The accident comes after three people died on WA roads this long weekend, including a 23-year-old Canning Vale man who was hit by a Land Rover station wagon as he attempted to cross Nicholson Road early this morning.Anyone with information on the Canning Vale crash is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.