A MUM is calling for urgent help for her son who suffered serious head injuries in a crash - saying he’s now so confused he got lost on his way to the local shop.

Shay Joyner, 24, was left fighting for his life after he suffered serious head injuries when he was hit by a driver as he crossed Broadmayne on his bicycle in May.

Mum Caryn, 50, from Basildon, says almost six months down the line and the father-of-one is still suffering, both mentally and physically.

She believes the after care he has received has been unacceptable and the family is being left with no one to turn to.

She said: “We are at our wits’ end.

“Shay was doing well then on September 14 he had a relapse.

“He kept getting confused and got lost going to our local shop, and he keeps thinking he has blood on his hands, neck and legs.

“He also keeps seeing himself dead in the road.”

Caryn took Shay to the accident and emergency department at Queens Hospital, in Romford, on two occasions on September 14 and 16.

A CT scan showed no underlying issues with his brain and advised the family to seek advice from their GP.

Caryn added: “My GP said he isn’t a brain specialist so we went back to Queens and waited for 11 hours just for him to be given Diazepam as he was getting freaked out by the noise and light.

“There has still been no aftercare, no nothing.

“He is now rowing with himself thinking he is crazy and is scared he is going to hurt someone but no one is helping.

“What does it take?

“Someone to be be injured?

“Shay needs medical help, it’s his human right but the virus is being used as a reason for people not getting medical help.”

Magda Smith, chief medical officer, said: “We’re very sorry to hear about this.

“A formal complaint has been made which we are looking into thoroughly, and will respond to the family directly in due course.”

A man was charged over the incident and is due in court on November 12.

The family cannot attend due to social distancing measures.