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British tourist left in coma after horrific Ayia Napa buggy crash

British tourist left in coma after horrific Ayia Napa buggy crash

The horrific crash has left the 22-year-old in a coma

A 22-year-old British tourist has been left in a coma with a broken spine after a horrific buggy crash in Ayia Napa.

Ellie Horrocks, from Westhoughton, Manchester was rushed to hospital on Monday (26 June) after the gruelling accident.

Due to suffering severe head injuries and a broken spine after her buggy overturned, doctors had no choice but to put Ellie into a medically induced coma.

Ellie's family are now desperately trying to get her on a flight back from Cyprus.

Ellie Horrocks has been left in a coma after the awful crash took place.

Speaking to the Manchester Evening News, Horrocks' aunt Sarah said: "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."

Ellie had hired the buggy to go and see the sunset on a different part of the island and had been forced to swerve out of the way of an oncoming car, leading to the devastating injuries.

Her mum Leanne has flown out to be with her in Nicosia Hospital.

Aunt Sarah said: "It's awful - none of us are sleeping.

"Her condition is just so unknown at the moment. Every day, her mum gets a call off the doctor at 11am, and then they can only see Ellie for one hour."

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

Ellie Horrocks had moved out to Cyprus to work in a bar.

In just 24 hours, the family have 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.

"The cost of repatriation from Nicosia Hospital in Cyprus to the UK is significant and not covered by Ellie’s insurance and this has meant we have had to reach out for help.

"We would really appreciate any help and financial support that you are able to give Ellie.

"Your donation will go directly towards the cost of on-going medical treatment in Cyprus and an air ambulance back to the UK.

"Any amount you can contribute will help Ellie to get the care and treatment she needs to reach a full recovery.

"As you can imagine this is any parents worst nightmare and I desperately need to get her home."

The family have expressed their gratitude for all the donations and messages of support.

Sarah said: "All the donations and the kindness everyone has shown has just been incredible. So we want to thank them all."

Ellie had moved to Cyprus in May to work in a bar and 'experience life'.

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Topics: UK News