A woman has spoken of the moment she helped a young boy badly injured after being struck by a motorbike in an east Hull park.

Max Clark needed a section of his leg amputating after he was hit by an off-road motorbike in Rosmead Park, near Southcoates Lane, on Monday, May 25 - a sunny bank holiday.

Emergency services rushed to the scene after reports that the person driving the bike failed to stop after the crash.

But before they arrived Klaudia Hayward rushed to help Max and his dad Patrick.

She managed to place a tourniquet on the nine-year-old's badly injured leg to prevent any further blood loss.

Klaudia, 24, of east Hull, said: "I was with my husband doing some shopping for my mum. We were on our bikes and we saw three guys, two on a bench and one on a motorbike.

"Suddenly, the man drove past us and three seconds later we heard this screaming.

Max, 9, had to have his leg amputated after he was struck by a motorbike in Rosmead Park

"I saw Max and his dad lying on the floor. We ran there to help.

"I did not see his injured leg at first as there was a blanket over him. I checked his head, hands and arms.

Watch: Max showing off his dance moves

"People were already on the phone to paramedics who were giving advice.

"I saw the the injured leg and immediately created a tourniquet to put round his leg. Luckily, I managed to do it really quickly."

Klaudia admits she had little time to think and just reacted to the situation.

She said: "I'd had some medical training and basic first aid so that all just kicked in. I didn't have time to think, it was all instinct.

East Hull woman Klaudia Hayward who helped Max Clark, nine, after he was hit by a motorbike
East Hull woman Klaudia Hayward who helped Max Clark, nine, after he was hit by a motorbike

"I don't like to think Max could have died but it was a critical situation.

"But if I hadn't been there I have no doubt Max's mum and dad would have saved him.

"I think anyone else who found themselves in my situation would have done exactly the same.

"My grandma is a paediatrician and I have always wanted to be a paramedic.

"But what I would say is that anyone who finds themselves in a similar situation just don't panic.

"Paramedics will be on hand to provide advice so just stay calm and have no fear."

Max had to have his leg amputated from just below the knee following the accident, which happened on the day he and his family had ventured out for the first time after the coronavirus lockdown was eased.

Max's father Patrick praised the actions of Klaudia in a moving Facebook post thanking people for their help. Read more here.

He said: "As far as I’m aware, without her, there would have been a higher chance of Max no longer being with us.

"She is the one who, which thank God I never had to do, placed the tourniquet on Max's poorly leg.

"I was later told by the doctors and ambulance crew that the tourniquet that she placed on him was perfect - couldn't get any better - which had a large impact on saving his life so he did not need to have a blood transfusion."

But Klaudia insists the real hero following the terrible accident is Max himself.

She said: "Afterwards I felt really sad and angry about what happened.

"There was huge relief when I found out Max would recover and I am so happy for him and his family.

"Max is a superhero, he has made an amazing recovery. Most people would be in hospital for several weeks if they had lost their leg but Max was out in five days.

"I now have an emotional attachment to Max and his family. I have just visited them and it is great to see Max smiling.

"His parents are amazing people and Max is the true hero in this terrible story. He is an inspiration to everyone."

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The family has thanked for everyone who has donated to his son's recovery fund, which has amassed an incredible £13,675. You can donate by clicking here.

Jerome Cawkwell, 24, of Cambridge Grove, east Hull, has since appeared at Hull Magistrates' Court charged with causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

He indicated guilty pleas and the case was sent to Hull Crown Court.