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Harrowing moment dad screams for help after drug-driver’s car hits his son, 6, on bike

Distubing footage captures the moment a terrified father begs for help as his son is hit by a driver on ketamine and cocaine

This is the harrowing moment a father is heard crying for help after his six-year-old son was hit by a drug-fuelled driver speeding over twice the limit.

Noah Herring, who was aged six at the time of the incident, was cycling to the park with his dad James in Stockton-on-Tees when he suffered serious injuries after a Mercedes drove into him.

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It was being driven by 24-year-old Harry Summersgill, who was under the influence of drugs.

Summersgill crossed two lanes of traffic before mounting the pavement and striking Noah at speeds of over 60mph in a 30mph zone.

Summersgill was found to be driving under the influence of cocaine, cannabis and ketamine and was later charged and pleaded guilty at Teesside Crown Court and was jailed for three years.

Harrowing footage showing clips from Noah’s dads Go Pro camera have now been released where James tells emergency services his son is “in a really bad way”.

The footage hopes to highlight the dangers of driving under the influence of drugs for National Police Awareness Campaign.

‘Outcome could have been worse’

Inspector Dave Williams, from the Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Unit, said: “Noah and James were out riding their bikes and having a pleasant morning when Harry Summersgill, knowingly under the influence of a cocktail of drugs, drove his car and struck Noah at high speed.

“Noah’s family know how lucky they were that day; the outcome could have been much worse and we’re all thankful that it wasn’t.

“There will be increased activity and an increased focus on drug driving throughout the two-week @PoliceChiefs although police will continue to tackle the issue all year round.”

‘Don’t take risks’

Williams added: “To anyone who may get into their car with the intention of driving whilst under the influence; I would urge you to watch this footage and see the horrendous circumstances for yourself.

“No driver should ever take risks like these. It is unacceptable and we won’t tolerate anyone who takes drugs or drinks alcohol and gets behind the wheel of their vehicle.

“Our message is simple. Don’t do it.”

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