This morning I got a phone call from a close friend called Gareth, who was really upset because his 20 year old daughter Annie had been knocked down in a hit & run at about 1 am this morning, after a night out with her mates. He found out that this had happen when he answered the door to 2 police officers at 2 am this morning.
She suffered massive brain injuries-bleeding inside & outside the brain & swelling of the brain, 2 fractures to her skull & spinal injuries-2 fractures to her neck & lower back, these injuries needed emergency surgery.
She's now in ICU in a coma as a result of her brain injuries & on life support. Doctors have told Gareth that if she lives/survives she might be brain damaged & paralyzed from either the neck or waist down.
Gareth has sent me pictures of her hospital bed in the ICU this afternoon to my mobile, she looks a real mess, with all the tubes & wires sticking out of her, bandage around her head & neck hard collar on. She isn't the Annie I know & I nearly vomited from the shock of seeing the pictures of her in ICU.
The sad things are that she has a 6 month old daughter called Linda & her dad Gareth can't walk because of leg injuries suffered in freak entrapment accident at work 10 yrs ago this year in December. Annie is/was Gareth's main career.
I am going to the hospital to see Annie tomorrow, using the train.
Laura, Gareth's, Annie's & Linda's close friend