The father of a 12-year-old schoolboy who suffered a life-changing leg injury in a road accident has supported the award nomination of two of his son’s fellow pupils who helped him get to the crash scene.

Daniel Millar and Lucas Dove were cycling a few yards behind the St Ivo School pupil, who is not being identified, in Ramsey Road, St Ives, when he was seriously injured in a road accident.

The pair made sure the younger pupil, who had been in a collision with a car which left him pinned with his bike against a twisted traffic light, was being tended by adults and an ambulance was on its way before racing to the boy's home.

When they reached the house and told the boy's father what had happened, Lucas handed him his bike so he could get back to the scene more quickly.

The father arrived just as the ambulance was leaving and was able to accompany and comfort his badly hurt son on the way to Addenbrooke's Hospital, in Cambridge.

The 12-year-old is recovering and still undergoing treatment following the accident in March. Now Daniel and Lucas, both aged 16, have been put forward for a competition that hails the 'giving to others' of Cambridgeshire's younger generation.

Daniel, of Monet Close, and Lucas, of Windsor Close, in St Ives, have been nominated for the LifePlus Young People of the Year awards or 'YOPEYs' - oscars for young people who give to others.

The annual contest has more than £1,000 to be won by young people who are positive role models. There will be at least two Cambs Young People of the Year. A senior YOPEY, aged 17-25, winning £500, and a junior YOPEY, aged 10-16, winning £300. The pair were nominated by Stuart Nunn, head of Year 11 at St Ivo School, who said: "These quick-thinking actions, I feel, reflect the kind-hearted initiative which we do not see enough of in society today. Both of these boys should be commended for their actions."

The nomination has been supported by the parents of the injured boy, who wish to remain anonymous while their son adapts to his life-changing injury.

The father said he and his wife were very grateful that Daniel and Lucas had acted the way they did, saying: "We fully support their nomination for a YOPEY award."