THE mother of a boy struck by a car on his way to school has paid tribute to his friends, and passers by who helped him. 

At 8.28 this morning, nine-year-old Cory Gosney was struck by a car on his way to school at St Michael's Primary School, Easthampstead.

His mother, Keeley Gosney, has told The News about how grateful she is to all those who stayed with her son while the air ambulance arrived. 

Mrs Gosney said: "I really do want to thank everyone who stayed with him and held his hand, a lot of people living on Crowthorne Road who bought out blankets and helped.

"We are already home and resting we have to go back to the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, in the morning for a cast change which is where the air ambulance took him.

"I cant give you anything on the accident itself as i am waiting on a call from the police and would not want to speculate.

"However, Cory is doing really well he has broken his right leg and had a nasty bump to his head but he is okay all things considered.

"Myself and my husband spoke to the driver who was shaken just to let him know how Cory was doing"

South Central Ambulance Service confirmed they'd sent a team to the scene, a spokesman said: "We were called at 8.28 this morning with the caller reporting a collision between a nine-year-old boy and a car on Crowthorne Road, Bracknell. As well as the Thames Valley Air Ambulance, we also had an ambulance at the scene."