The teenage son of lottery winners Adrian Bayford and ex-wife Gillian was said to have been injured when he was struck by a car on the grounds of his dad’s Cambridgeshire mansion
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The 13-year-old son of two EuroMillions winners is out of a coma after fighting for his life in hospital following a “nightmare” quad bike smash.
The son of lottery winners Adrian Bayford and ex-wife Gillian was said to have been injured when he was struck by a car on the grounds of his dad’s Cambridgeshire mansion last Monday.
His sister reportedly raised the alarm after he was flung from his bike and through a fence.
An air ambulance was sent to the scene of the incident at the 148-acre estate, but the boy was taken by road to hospital.
Now, The Sun reports that the boy is out of a coma and was ‘responding well to treatment.’
A friend said: “This is the best news that the family could have hoped for. [He] has been taken out of the induced coma by doctors but there is still a long way to go.”
Friends also said that ex-postman Adrian, who shared his mega win in 2012 with then-wife Gillian, took responsibility for the crash on the sprawling estate near the village of Haverhill.
One said: “Adrian just feels consumed with guilt.
“The quad bike was bought by Adrian so he could get around the estate. It was one of the ‘boy’s toys’ he bought after his big win.”
The Bayfords won their vast fortune back in 2012, and at the time it was Britain’s second biggest lottery win ever.
They then purchased their sprawling 19th-century country home Horseheath Lodge – a 189-acre estate which includes stables and outbuildings with a cinema, billiard room, bar, workshop and store rooms.
There is also an outdoor swimming pool, with six further cottages, equestrian facilities and a barn with office space onsite.