Steven Gerrard weeps after running down boy, 10, in traffic collision
Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard broke down and sobbed after he knocked down a 10-year-old-boy outside a school.
Jamie Halliwell ran into the side of the footballer's Bentley - but escaped with only a broken leg.
A visibly shocked Gerrard, who dashed across to comfort the injured boy and held his hand until an ambulance arrived, told watching mums: "The lad just came out of nowhere."
Several of the bystanders were nurses and also rushed over to help Jamie, who was screaming in agony.
Police arrived and questioned Gerrard, who has a conviction for careless driving, at the scene.
Speaking after the crash, Jamie's grandfather Reg Rogan, who had been picking up his two other grandchildren from school, said that his grandson was "very brave."
Gerrard, he added, was clearly distressed over the horrifying incident.
"Steven Gerrard knelt down and held (Jamie's) hand and he seemed genuinely upset," Mr Rogan said. "You could tell he was in shock."