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Woman breaks spine abroad

Posted in: Accidents and Sickness Abroad Road Traffic Accidents Spine & Back Injuries 

38-year-old Joanna Rose was left with life-changing injuries after a car hit her during her honeymoon in Torrevieja on the Costa Blanca. She suffered a broken spine, five broken ribs, internal bleeding and serious bruising. The accident happened when her and her husband were walking along the side of the road and a car hit her from behind. Mrs Rose is now seeking compensation for the rehabilitative treatment she will require.

Following the accident, Mrs Rose was rushed immediately to hospital in Torrevieja where she spent two weeks. Then she was transferred to Pinderfields Hospital in the UK due to the severity of her injuries. Mrs Rose is in a full-body brace and is awaiting surgery to have stabilizing pins inserted into her spine.

“Two weeks battling for my life”

I feel like I have been to hell and back: my honeymoon was completely ruined as I spent the entire two weeks in hospital battling for my life.” Mrs Rose was originally told that she might have a tear in her heart due to the force of the impact – luckily this was found not to be the case and she did not require heart surgery.

Her representative said: “We are currently making investigations as to any criminal proceedings which are being conducted in Spain against the driver and to establish insurance details of the driver to help with Joanna’s case.

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