In todays lesson we have looked at using direct and in-direct quotes within news stories. Below I have summarised a news story using the four paragraph rule, the five W’s and direct and in-direct quotes. Here is what I have done…
A competitor in the Oxshire Road Race Championship is lucky to be alive after he was involved in a hit and run yesterday.
Lance Anderson, 26, was ran over by two joyriders during the Oxshire Road Race Championship, in Oxdown.
Last year, Lance was runner-up in the race and was now favourite to win this year.
Lance said: “Cycling is the love of my life.”
A bystander, Joanne Pinto, witnessed the scene and said to me that she was walking with her sister when she was overtook by the cyclist and saw a red Ford Escort hurtle straight into the cyclist and drive off.
She said: “It was awful.He was blue and appeared to have stopped breathing.
“But I have had first-aid training. I checked his pulse and administered the kiss of life.
“To my immense relief, after a couple of minutes, he started to breathe and some colour returned to his face.”
Mrs Pinto later said that she phoned St Mary’s Hospital in Oxdown, and was told that Lance had multiple injuries and was critically ill; the resuscitation had saved him.
She was later told that the police had arrested the two joyriders and were questioning them.
Lance’s wife Pauline,24, later said about Mrs Pinto: “I can’t thank Mrs Pinto enough for what she did. The doctors are optimistic that Lance will pull through.”