Teen has skull smashed open in sickening hit and run as he walked home from KFC

A fifteen-year-old has suffered life-changing injuries in a hit-and-run crash in a Tesco supermarket’s car park – just a week before he was due to celebrate his 16th birthday.

Dan Holland was on his way home from KFC when he was struck by a silver Ford Fiesta. The teenager thrown into the air by the impact and suffered a fractured skull, a broken thigh and a shoulder injury.

Dan was left helpless on the ground as the driver and at least three passengers abandoned the car and fled the scene on foot.

Dan was then rushed to the Royal Stoke University Hospital where he is receiving treatment for a fractured skull, broken thigh and a shoulder injury.

Now a fund-raising appeal has been set up to support Dan as he starts the long road to recovery, reports Stoke-on-Trent Live.

The GoFundMe page explains how Dan, one of triplets, was left with multiple life-changing injuries just over one week before he was due to celebrate his sixteenth birthday along with brothers Tom and Lewis.

"These injuries have changed his life,” writes a family friend on the GoFundMe page , “but he has family around him to be able to

"For Dan, Tom and Lewis’ 16th, the family had a lot of plans to be able to make this young man's day the best it could be. however now due to the accident these are no longer able to take place.

The appeal's goal is to raise £1,000 to make Dan's 16th as memorable as possible.

A 17-year-old boy – who has not been named – was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent following the incident, which happened on the retail park off Baths Road at around 6.30pm on Sunday (October 25).

He has since been released under investigation as inquiries continue.

DI Scott McGrath of Staffordshire Police, said: "Officers are currently reviewing CCTV footage of the area while forensic investigations and witness interviews are being carried out.

"However, I would urge anyone in the community who saw what happened to get in touch with police to assist us in our ongoing inquiries."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Staffordshire Police on Facebook, Twitter, or via 101 quoting incident 609 of October 25.

To support the appeal, click here.

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