Woman continues her fight for life after freak accident at the West Suffolk Hospital
- Credit: Archant
A 78-year-old woman was continuing her fight for life in hospital yesterday after being seriously hurt in a freak accident at the West Suffolk Hospital, in Bury St Edmunds.
Alma Cole, who lives in Emmanuel Close, in Mildenhall, had been for two follow-up appointments following treatment for breast cancer when she was hurt.
She was about to go home when she was involved in the accident and suffered potentially life-threatening injuries and is currently being treated at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, in Cambridge.
Her injuries included broken hips, broken bones in her leg, a collapsed lung, a fractured spine, trauma to the head and is currently in an induced coma, said her daughter Lindy Cole.
Medics and members of the public rushed to her aid as she was pinned underneath a car which had to be lifted off of her.
You may also want to watch:
“There has been no change since she was taken to Addenbrooke’s and there is no brain activity and she is still on a breathing machine,” she said. “The doctors do their miracles and the family is taking it in shifts to visit her and I go every day but it’s taking its toll,” said Lindy, who lives in Mildenhall and runs a cleaning business.
She makes the daily visits with her 21-year-old daughter Jodie Pooley, who is the manageress of Greggs on the westbound carriageway of the A11 at Thetford.
- 1 Suffolk school goes viral after teachers post TikTok dance
- 2 'He nearly ruined my club' - Bent on former Ipswich boss Lambert
- 3 A12 re-opens after man seriously hurt in two-car crash
- 4 Man in 40s dies following A12 crash
- 6 Young footballer locked up for 12 years after 'vicious' machete attack
- 7 Hawkins leaves Town after just one season as striker makes League Two move
- 8 Town's former Director of Football reunited with McCarthy at Cardiff
- 9 Off-duty PC caught speeding on A14
- 10 Community in shock after stabbing on Suffolk estate
“If we do not go to see her and something positive or negative happens we will miss it.”
And Lindy had words of praise for the medics and staff at both hospitals.
“They have been amazing and it makes you think about the NHS staff and how they are definitely under estimated in the work they do and until something like this happens it helps you to realise how much they are valued. The nursing and trauma teams are fantastic.
“The doctors are very worried about mum. Broken bones can be repaired but not having oxygen to the brain is irreversible but we will just see how it goes,” she added.
Her daughter said she lived with her “pride and joy” dog ... a Jack Russell/Yorkshire Terrier named Vinnie who was her companion.
“It is her pride and joy and he has steak every day and she just lives for that dog,” she said.
The incident happened at 10.30am, on Friday, November 24, and police were alerted to the accident by the ambulance service.
Any witnesses to the crash are asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Team on 101 quoting reference CAD 128.