A FUNDRAISING campaign is underway to help the family of a young boy who was seriously injured in a car crash in Italy over Christmas.

Dominic Boschetti, aged five who attends Inkberrow First School, 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 youngster, who turns six on January 13, has been in hospital where he has been placed in a medically induced coma.

Redditch Advertiser: Dominic was visiting family in Italy over Christmas when tragedy struck. Photo: Corin Hetherington.Dominic was visiting family in Italy over Christmas when tragedy struck. Photo: Corin Hetherington.

His mother, Jordan Hetherington, has given up her job at Studley Castle to be at her son’s bedside.

Dominic’s uncle, Corin Hetherington, has flown out to Italy from his home in Redditch to support his sister, and described the situation as a “nightmare”.

Speaking to the Advertiser, he said: “It’s like a horrible nightmare, I wake up in the morning if I get to sleep and Dominic is constantly on my mind. He’s an amazing little boy. A beautiful, lovely boy with his whole life ahead of him.”

Corin set up a Go Fund Me to help Jordan, who faces months in Italy with no income.

He said: “Jordan is with him all the time, she’s been with him day and night.

“She’s got all her bills to pay in England and hasn’t got any income. It’s an absolute nightmare, really, really difficult.”

Donations have poured in from around the world since Corin set up the page, so far reaching more than £21,000.

Corin added: “It’s amazing, the generosity of people all over the world, from Japan, China. There’s been lots of messages of support.”

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