Boy, 12, is crushed by half-tonne gate - and escapes with a broken leg
One of Britain's toughest schoolboys has told how he was crushed by a half-tonne metal gate – but escaped with only a broken leg.
Ethan Kosak-Hine, 12, - who is in the GB taekwondo training squad - was closing the massive barrier on his drive when it fell on top of him.
Mum Maria rushed from their house to find him squashed under the 5ft x 12ft gate, which weighs the same as a car.
She and her mum Sharon Kosak, 63, and partner, Paul, 41, managed to lift the gate off Ethan to pull him to safety.
The boy's left foot was 'dangling' off with bone sticking out of the bottom of his leg – but as painful as it was, it could have been much, much worse.
Ethan's grandmother stemmed the blood loss before air ambulance medics took Ethan to the Royal London Hospital where surgeons mended his foot.
Now Ethan says he can't wait to be back in martial arts training.
"I do not remember much of the accident - I think I passed out with the pain," he said. I just love Taekwondo. I hope to be back in the ring again as soon as possible.
"My grandma saved my life. I am really grateful to her. She used to work in accident and emergency so she knew what she was doing."
Mum-of-four Maria, 40, of Ickenham, north west London, said: ""The gate is so big and heavy I never thought we would get him free. It was horrific. His foot was dangling from his leg.
"Since the accident five men and the landlord have tried to put the gate back in place, but it has been too heavy to lift. It must have been sheer adrenaline that made the three of us lift it."
She believes there was a fault in the locking mechanism of the electronically-controlled gate and is considering taking legal action.
More on Parentdish: Miraculous escape: Toddler falls off scooter under moving car