TV Presenter's Arm Sewn Back On After Being Ripped Off By Bus

A Serbian TV presenter ended up having her arm ripped off on the way to work after being hit by a bus.

Twenty-seven-year-old Dea Djurdjevic was involved in a traffic incident - which included two cars and two buses - on her way into the office. When she got out of her car to check the damage, however, she was hit by a bus.

A bus reportedly attempted to veer away from the scene of the initial accident to avoid hitting the cars, and was hit by another bus in the process - leading to Dea being involved in a horrific crash.

Reports in Serbia say the TV Pink host also suffered a broken hip.

The scene of the crash. Credit: CEN
The scene of the crash. Credit: CEN

After being rushed to the hospital, Dea spent five hours in surgery where medical professionals attempted to reattach her severed arm.

Fortunately for the young presenter the procedure was a success, as her surgeon, Marko Bumbasirevic, spoke to local media to say: "As well as being torn off, her arm had been burned. However, we managed to save it and it has been successfully sewn on."

He told TV network PRVA: "It's a big responsibility, not only because she's a famous personality and a friend."

The scene of the accident afterwards. Credit: CEN
The scene of the accident afterwards. Credit: CEN

TV Pink said: "After a serious traffic accident and a successful operation involving a team of top experts headed by Dr Bumbasirevic, Dea Djurdjevic is recovering at the Military Medical Academy.

"Colleagues at TV Pink, friends, family and numerous public figures have sent messages of support to her."

Dea Djurdjevic. Credit: CEN
Dea Djurdjevic. Credit: CEN

It has been reported by that it was a laboratory technician who first ran to the aid of Dea at the scene of the incident.

Twenty-eight-year-old Marija Dimitrijevic told the publication: "She shouted that her hand hurt and asked me for pain medication. I hope it will be fine.

"I saw a terrible sight. There was blood everywhere, and the girl was sitting next to the wall, her hand was torn off, she was next to her, and she just shouted that she was hurt.

"I came in and put her head on my shoulder. I stayed with her, even though the scene was alarming. I said to her to stay conscious as long as possible. She asked for pain medication, and she only said that her hand was hurting."

Along with Dea it was reported by another doctor, Darko Mirkovic, that three other people were injured in the crash and two - a 30-year-old woman and a 50-year-old man - were in a very serious condition.

The 27-year-old presenter has been hailed on social media, with many calling her 'brave' and a 'true fighter' - her boyfriend, fellow journalist Mladen Mijatovic, told the news website I Love Podgorica that he could not currently see his girlfriend as doctors wanted to allow 72 hours for her to recuperate in intensive care.

It is still unclear whether the accident is being investigated by police, but Dea still remains in a serious condition in hospital.

Featured Image Credit: CEN

Rachael Grealish

Rachael is a NCTJ qualified journalist from West Cumbria, with a passion for news, features and journalism. Outside of work Rachael loves plenty of coffee, running and reading.

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