Hero Leeds teenager who saved brother's life after horrendous cycling accident could get second bravery award

A hero teenager from Gipton who saved his brother's life after a horrendous cycling accident could be in line for second  award for his bravery.

Thursday, 30th July 2020, 4:45 pm
Brothers Connor Osborne, left and Jack Smith, at the St John Ambulance Everyday Heroes award ceremony in London in October 2019.

Jack Smith acted quickly when brother Connor Osborne became impaled on the handlebars of his bike in a horrendous cycling accident in Roundhay Park in July 2018.

One end of the handlebar had impaled Connor's stomach, just missing his vital organs, but he had severed a femoral vein in his thigh, causing major bleeding.

Jack, who was 14 at the time when he saw 13-year-old Connor was bleeding heavily from the stomach and groin.

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Jack, who had learned first aid at army cadets, ripped off his shirt and put pressure on the wound to stem the blood flow.

While on the phone to 999, he continued to apply pressure and reassure his brother until the ambulance arrived.

Jack was honoured last year by the St John Ambulance, winning one of their prestigious Everyday Heroes Awards.

He was announced as a winner in the Young Hero category at a ceremony hosted by the health charity at the Hilton London Bankside in October 2019.

Now Jack is in the final 10 in the selection stage for the Amplifon Awards for Brave Britons 2020 Young Hero category.

Jack told the YEP last year: "I was scared because I thought my brother was going to die, but I knew what to do because the cadets had taught me."

The boys' mum Emma Osborne, said: "The doctors at the hospital said he was lucky to be alive and if Jack hadn’t stemmed the bleeding he would certainly have died."

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Laura Collins