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British tourist wakes up from coma after horrific Ayia Napa buggy crash

British tourist wakes up from coma after horrific Ayia Napa buggy crash

Her family has shared an update on the matter

British tourist Ellie Horrocks has woken up from a coma after surviving a horrific buggy crash in Ayia Napa, Cyprus.

Ellie Horrocks, from Westhoughton, Manchester, was rushed to hospital last week (26 June) and was put into medically-induced coma after sustaining some extremely severe injuries

The family of the 22-year-old have now shared a promising update on Ellie's condition.

The British tourist has since woken up from the medically-induced coma.

Following the tragic ordeal, Ellie's family went straight into action to try and bring her back home from Cyprus.

Ellie's aunt Sarah told the MEN around the time: "She's young, so she likes going out with her friends, she's got loads and loads of friends, but she's also just a very creative person.

"She's a really, really, well-loved girl."

The Brit, who had moved to Cypus back in May to work in a bar and 'experience life' and 'create lifelong memories', had hired the buggy to go and see the sunset on a different part of the island.

However, she was forced to swerve out of the way of an oncoming car and was soon taken to Nicosia Hospital to be treated for a serious head injury as well as fractures to her both spinal cord and clavicle.

Ellie's mother Leanne has since set up GoFundMe page with the initial goal of raising £60,000 to bring Ellie back to Manchester on an air ambulance.

Ellie Horrocks had moved to Cyprus to 'experience life'.
Ellie Horrocks had moved to Cyprus to 'experience life'.

In just 24 hours, the family received a staggering £61,947 from over 3,200 generous supporters.

Writing on the appeal, Leanne said: "We urgently want to get her home to Manchester, to be treated in a specialist neurology hospital where she can heal and hopefully recover close to her family and friends."

Earlier this week (3 July), an update was announced on the fundraising page saying that while Ellie is 'now out of her coma', she still has a 'long road of recovery' to prepare for.

It read: "The family is pleased to inform you that Ellie has now come out of her coma.

"The doctor is pleased with her progress although she still has a long road of recovery ahead of her.

"Nicosia hospital are liaising with the family and a UK hospital in order that arrangements can be made to bring Ellie back home via air ambulance."

Leanne ended the post by telling worried supporters: "We will update again as soon as we can.

"Thank you for your kind words and continued support."

At the time of writing, over £70,000 has been raised for the fundraiser.

Featured Image Credit: MEN Media

Topics: UK News, World News, Travel