A hero schoolboy who witnessed his twin brother being fatally struck by a bus raced home to get their mother so she could comfort him in his final moments.
Luke Edwards held his brother Christian’s hand and tried to stop the bleeding after he was struck by a bus as the pair rode their bikes to school in Hadley, Telford, last Monday.
The 13-year-old then raced home to get his mum while Christian was given a blood transfusion by the side of the road to try and save his life.
Thanks to Luke’s actions, his mother Aimee was able to make it to the scene to hold a still-conscious Christian’s hand as he lay dying on the road.
Christian was transported to Birmingham Children’s Hospital by air ambulance but died after suffering blood loss before his arrival.
His uncle, Samuel Brooks, has started up a fundraising page on Just Giving to raise money for his funeral costs and has so far raised more than £11,000.
He described Luke’s actions that day as “heroic”.
He told the Mirror Online: “Without him Christian wouldn’t have seen his mother one more time.
“If it wasn’t for Luke being cool and level-headed that wouldn’t have happened.
“Luke comforted him at first and then he went home to get his mother.
“Christian couldn’t move, talk or anything. The only moment he did anything was when he saw his mother and he raised his arm for her.”
Christian’s mum Aimee organised a fireworks night in Telford last week to remember him which was attended by more than 50 people.
As well as Luke and his mum, Christian’s devastated family include dad Adrian Edwards, and siblings Joshua, 16, Katie, 11, Oliver, 5, and step-dad Carl Chandler and step-sister Charlie, 6.