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Woman with broken spine wakes up from coma following horrifying Ayia Napa crash

Woman with broken spine wakes up from coma following horrifying Ayia Napa crash

Ellie Horrocks was in the popular party spot when her buggy flipped and she broke her back

A woman who broke her back following a crash in Ayia Napa has woken from her coma.

Ellie Horrocks, from Westhoughton, Greater Manchester, was rushed to hospital after her buggy overturned in the popular party spot on 26 June.

The 22-year-old suffered head injuries and broke her spine as a result of the crash, and doctors induced her into a coma.

According to Ellie's aunt, she'd moved to Cyprus back in May to work in a bar, and hired a buggy to go and watch the sunset in another part of the resort.

However, she came into trouble when she tried to swerve out of the way of an oncoming car and flipped over.

Ellie Horrocks suffered severe head injuries and a broken back as a result of the accident.

Following the terrifying incident, Ellie's family set up a page to raise the £60,000 to pay for a special flight to bring her back to the UK.

It read: "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.

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

So far over £70,000 has been raised, with the target met in just 24 hours.

And in an update on her condition on Monday (3 July), the family had confirmed that Ellie was doing well, and had in fact woken up.

Ellie was placed into a medically induced coma as a result of her injuries.

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

"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.

"We will update again as soon as we can. Thank you for your kind words and continued support."

Speaking to the Manchester Evening News, Ellie's aunt previously 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."

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Topics: Health, UK News