Cycle crash coma teenager Ryan Smith moved to Lincoln County Hospital specialist ward
Ryan Smith, the 16-year-old cyclist left in a coma after a crash with a van near his home village of Chapel St Leonards, has been moved to a specialist ward at Lincoln County Hospital.
He had been in Boston Pilgrim Hospital, where his family have spent most of their time at his bedside.
Former West Ham, Arsenal and Wales footballer John Hartson also visited Ryan at Boston Pilgrim after hearing Ryan's dad Mark on television.
He has now been moved to Ashby Ward at Lincoln County Hospital to continue his rehabilitation.
The Ryan Smith Foundation was set up following the accident to raise money for Ryan and his rehabilitation, as well as raising awareness of bicycle safety.
Ryan was not wearing a cycle helmet at the time of the accident and his family, from Chapel St Leonards, are campaigning to make them a legal requirement.
Numerous fundraising events have been held, including a football event and a bike ride.
The foundation has so far raised more than £17,000.
Mr Smith said: “I’d like to thank all the support it’s been absolutely amazing.
“Ryan is making progress, I really connected with him last week, we sat just the two of us and he seemed to know what I was talking about.
“Now we’ve got the fantastic news that he will be moving to the neuro specialist Ashby Ward at Lincoln County Hospital, where he will be in the best place for a good but long recovery.”