MUM’S UR­GENT PLEA

Gatton Star - - FRONT PAGE - Amy Lyne amy.lyne@thechron­i­cle.com.au

JUST two weeks af­ter wel­com­ing his son Hud­son into the world, Ken­neth Al­lan was struck by a car while stand­ing out­side his Lockyer Val­ley home.

It was about 9.10pm on An­zac Day when the 30-year-old was hit on Koree­lah St at Up­per Lockyer.

He suf­fered se­ri­ous head in­juries, two bro­ken legs, a bro­ken arm and frac­tures to his ribs and face. He has been in a coma at Princess Alexan­dra Hospi­tal ever since.

His part­ner of al­most two years, Laura Smoothy, ex­pected Mr Allen to be dead af­ter wit­ness­ing the in­ci­dent.

“I was get­ting ready for bed and he didn’t tell me he was go­ing out the front,” Ms Smoothy re­called.

“I came out­side to look for him and I heard this car com­ing down the road.

“I didn’t see him un­til the head­lights shone on him and it (the car) just col­lected him. I ran straight out there. I thought he would be dead.”

The driver of the car and neigh­bours also rushed to help Mr Al­lan who was quickly taken to hospi­tal in Brisbane.

While Ms Smoothy said his con­di­tion was slowly im­prov­ing, Mr Al­lan re­mains in a coma and doc­tors are un­able to say when he might wake up.

“He had lots of bleed­ing to his brain and there is some scar­ring,” she said.

“It will prob­a­bly af­fect his move­ment and speech. There will be a lot of re­hab (when he wakes).”

Ms Smoothy said not know­ing was the hard­est part. “He is in the best place pos­si­ble and I give credit to them, the staff at the hospi­tal,” she said.

Mr Al­lan also has a seven-year-old daugh­ter who is strug­gling to un­der­stand what has hap­pened to her fa­ther, and Ms Smoothy wants to warn oth­ers to pre­vent a sim­i­lar in­ci­dent hap­pen­ing.

“This can hap­pen to you and driv­ers, please watch the road when you drive, be­cause this has ru­ined our great life,” she said.

With the ex­pense of her part­ner in a coma and a new­born baby, Ms Smoothy has cre­ated a Gofundme page to help with the added costs.

If you would like to help, go to gofundme.com/help-ke nneth and-his-fam­ily.

A Queens­land Po­lice Ser­vices spokes­woman said in­ves­ti­ga­tions into the in­ci­dent were con­tin­u­ing.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

FAM­ILY: Ken­neth Al­lan and Laura Smoothy at the birth of their son Hud­son just two weeks be­fore Ken­neth was hit by a car out­side their home.

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