A YOUNG boy is fighting for his life in hospital following a quad bike accident in Glasgow.

Messages of support have flooded in for Keiron Rafferty online, wishing the youngster and his family well as he lies in a critical condition. 

The 14-year-old was injured in Summerston on the night of Thursday, January 11 with unconfirmed reports suggesting the accident took place in the car park of Asda Maryhill, in Rothes Drive.  

Thousands of social media users have shared a Facebook post showing the John Paul Academy pupil in hospital, which contained a message from the youngster's family warning others of the dangers of not wearing a helmet while on a quad or motorbike.

The post read: “Please always make sure you wear a helmet as this can be the consequences or maybe worse.

“Keiron is your typical young boy - they all like to show off - but is not wearing a helmet really worth your life?

“Please keep Keiron in your thoughts and prayers. He’s our wee fighter.”

Another post shared read: “Thinking and praying for wee Keiron Rafferty. You can do this, little man.”

“Never thought someone like you would ever get into this condition”, read another.

It continued: “Strongest youngster out and bravest ever, you fighting this, and you’re not backing down. Can’t wait to see you back down Possil as the most powerful, soundest youngster ever.

“Take care, mate. You’re doing everyone proud. A fighter and we always will be by your side.”

“Thinking of you all. Keep fighting, Keiron,” was another message.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman told the Evening Times: “Police were called to the Royal Hospital for Sick Children at around 23.35 on Thursday, January 11 to reports that a 14-year-old boy had been injured in Summerston.

“Enquiries into the incident are ongoing.”