Boy, 7, run over by 4WD, fights back from injuries
SIX months on from the accident that nearly killed him, seven-year-old Tyson Signorini looks like the picture of health, is back at school and, as of last Saturday, was back on the soccer field.
This is a very different story to the little boy that was rushed to Lady Cilento Children's Hospital on October 2 after having his tiny body run over by a four-wheel-drive.
Tyson's mum, Renay Signorini, said it amazed her every day just how far Tyson had come in those six months, as it did the surgeons, therapists, doctors and nurses who'd been looking after him.
"All his team are yet again amazed at just how far he has come in such little time given the injuries he sustained," Ms Signorini said.
"Makes me so happy to see him being able to do all the fun kid stuff again. His next mission is to get back on his motorbike."
Tyson and his identical twin brother Mason, along with with their mum, dad Rick and little sister Pippa had been four-wheel driving near Wondai last October when the vehicle they had been riding in became bogged while ascending a hill.
When the boys jumped out, the wheels of the four-wheel-drive lost traction and the vehicle rolled backwards.
While Mason managed to jump out of the way, Tyson went under a wheel.
In spite of the life-threatening injuries Tyson sustained, he didn't lose consciousness as the family, friends and, eventually, paramedics tended to him for six hours at the accident site before he could be airlifted to Brisbane's Lady Cilento Hospital.
Tyson's injuries included his left arm being completely degloved, the entire left side of his rib cage being broken, a punctured lung, his pelvis being broken in three places and a severe gravel rash across his chest.
While it had been a long road to recovery since the nightmarish accident that changed Tyson's life, the incredible resilience Tyson showed earned him the nickname, "The Hulk".