Hospital visitor ends up admitted

2011-08-15 00:00

A 67-YEAR-OLD woman who was on her way to visit her husband at MediClinic ended up in the same hospital after a side-on collision with another car outside the hospital entrance.

Speaking to The Witness from hospital, Carol Lomax of Hayfields said she was excited to be going to visit her husband Jim. She had received a call that her husband was getting better, after being very sick for a while.

“I only remember turning into Payne Street and just as I was about to enter the hospital, something hit me. After that everything just went blank,” she said.

Lomax said she was told by people who witnessed the incident that she is lucky to be alive as her Subaru was badly damaged.

She sustained three broken ribs and her shoulder was fractured. She said: “I am so happy to be alive and at least I am closer to my husband. The car wreck is nothing, I am just happy that my husband came out of a coma and he is mentally okay.”

Jim joked that at least she would now save petrol as they are now only a few wards away from each other. “We even asked the hospital to give us a double bed,” he joked.

The police are investigating the accident.

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