A YOUNG boy from Bromsgrove who was seriously injured in a car crash in Italy is now out of a coma, his family have said.

Five-year-old Dominic Boschetti was in Italy spending time with his father over Christmas, when their car was struck by a lorry on December 22.

His father Guiseppe suffered serious arm and leg injuries in the crash but he managed to rescue Dominic from the car and perform CPR on the youngster after he went into cardiac arrest before emergency services arrived.

Since then, the Inberrow First School pupil has been fighting for his life in an Italian hospital where he was placed in a medically induced coma.

His mother, Jordan Hetherington, has been keeping a vigil at his bedside.

Meanwhile his uncle, Corin Hetherington from Redditch, set up a Go Fund Me page to help his sister, who has left her job at Studley Castle to be with her son in Italy, and could be there for months without any income.

On an update on the page, Corin announced his nephew, affectionally known as Dob, emerged from the coma a few days ago.

The hopeful news comes just days before Dominic’s sixth birthday on January 13.

Corin wrote: “Little Dob is now out of the coma now. He opens his eyes very slightly. He moves his hands a little bit and his legs and feet.

“Dob will be transferred to a specialist hospital in Milan to begin rehabilitation as soon as he show's sign's of improvement.

“Hopefully he will open his eyes for his birthday on the 13th January.”

The page has so far raised more than £23,000, with donations pouring in from around the world.

Thanking people for their donations, Corin wrote on the page: “Once again I cannot thank you all enough for amazing kindness and love for Dominic, through emails and donations.

"It really is amazing and I thank you all so much. Please keep Dob in your prayers.”

To donate to the appeal, visit: https://www.gofundme.com/f/please-help-my-nephew-dominic-boscetti