A MUM said the 20mph limit potentially saved her son's life after he was in collision with a car. 

Ioan Marshall, aged 11, suffered a double fracture to his pelvis and deep cuts on his knees, face, back and elbow and had 3 stitches in his lower lip following the incident that occurred near the Tesco store, in Holywell, on Monday morning. 

His mum, Rhiannon, has said his injuries would have been far more severe - potentially even fatal - if the car involved wasn't travelling at 20mph. 

Rhyl Journal:

"After thinking how slow the 20mph speed was I am now so grateful that the car was travelling at 20mph because I dread to think what would have happened if it was even going at 30mph," she said.

"The doctor said the impact was severe and that he's a very lucky boy - and that's just having been hit at 20. 

"The fact the car was only travelling at 20mph saved his life, or from potentially life-changing injuries."

The Welsh Government has announced that there will be "targeted change" to the 20mph policy in Wales. Transport Secretary Ken Skates has invited people to contact their local authorities with suggestions for which roads should revert back to 30mph.

Rhiannon said: "It depends on where the roads are. There's a place for 20mph and a place for 30mph. We believe that 20mph was definitely the right speed limit in the area where he was struck.

"We live at the bottom of the very busy Holway Road opposite Holywell Fire Station where the speed limit is 40mph (in a built up residential area). Both our children have to cross that road before accessing that new footpath they have recently made bigger."

Ioan, who attends Ysgol Treffynon, is currently in Alder Hey Children's Hospital and could remain there for up to six weeks depending on the severity of the fractures. 

"We are hoping he will be allowed home this weekend possibly but will be on bed rest for at least two weeks," Rhiannon said.