A TODDLER had a miracle escape after being SCALPED by a reversing car outside his house.
Sage Wilson, two, suffered horrendous head injuries after a family friend accidentally drove over him in her Volkswagen Jetta.
The lad was dragged 35ft beneath the car as he played outside his house in Texas – with the friend totally unaware of what had happened.
Mum Jamie Wilson, 29, had been watching her kids play on swings in the front garden but had nipped inside to use the bathroom.
Factory worker Jamie was horrified when she came outside to find a screaming Sage covered in blood with his skull exposed.
Her and electrical supervisor husband Blake, 28, drove them to a hospital before Sage was airlifted to a specialist unit in a helicopter.
Sage was treated at Cook Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth for a fractured skull.
Since the accident on September 27, Sage has undergone three surgeries, including one to cut a portion of his skull which had gravel embedded in it.
He had a graft to transplant skin from one side of his scalp to the other, but is scarred for life and will never grow hair on that part of his head again.
Jamie said: “There was blood everywhere and the skin had been completely pulled off.
“I could see a large part of his skull.
“He was conscious in the car but everything was covered in blood.
“Doctors said they urgently needed to get him into surgery to remove the gravel and debris from his skull and wound. They were pushing on his brain.”
Safe was in surgery for three hours and was lucky a rock had not hit a major blood vessel.
After two weeks in hospital Sage returned home with this family on October 9, but he faces years more surgery.
Jamie, who is also mum to son Pepper, five, and daughter Parslee, four, said: “He is a little miracle.
“He’s in high spirits despite everything he’s been through.
Despite Sage’s horror injuries, Jamie doesn’t blame her pal for the accident.[/caption]
“He doesn’t understand what has happened.”
Sage has to wear a wound vac 24 hours a day, a device which helps his would heal cleanly.
Despite Sage’s horror injuries, Jamie doesn’t blame her pal for the accident.
She said: “After my son had gotten the helicopter I text my friend to tell her she had run him over, she had no idea.
“It was a complete accident and I know that.
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“We are still friends. She feels terrible.”
And she has advice for other mums, adding: “Don’t ever take your eyes off your children when they’re outside because things like this can happen in an instant.”
To donate to Sage’s fund visit: https://www.gofundme.com/pray-for-sage
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