A British mother suffered life-changing injuries after a rental car crashed into a terrace in Fuerteventura.
Harriet Moxon, from Middlesex, was sitting at a sidewalk cafe with her family on August 31 when another British tourist veered off the road and crashed into the street.
The selfless mother of two stepped in front of the white SUV to push her five-year-old daughter Eve out of the way – only to take the brunt of the impact herself.
She was flown to a hospital in Gran Canaria, where she has since undergone three emergency operations.
Harriet has since lost her spleen and suffered liver damage and a life-changing spinal injury.
In one GoFundMe appealHer twin sister Charlotte wrote: “During what was supposed to be a joyful family holiday in Fuerteventura, life took an unexpected turn for Harriet.”
“The next crucial step is to bring them back to the UK.
She needs to be transferred to a specialist spinal rehabilitation unit to restore her quality of life.
“Harriet is a daughter, a mother, a sister and a friend.
“Any small contribution you can make will help not only bring Harriet home, but also surround her with the love and care she so bravely showed her daughter.”
Charlotte aims to raise £55,000, with benefactors having donated £17,422 so far.
Take her home
Harriet was one of eight people, including a four-month-old baby, injured in the horror accident.
Sources told local media that the vehicle was traveling at around 80 to 100 km/h when it crashed into the terrace bar on Avenida Nuestra Señora del Carmen.
The accident occurred around 11:30 a.m. on a crowded street after the driver apparently lost control of the vehicle.
Of the eight injured, five suffered serious injuries.
Several were flown to Las Palmas Hospital on Gran Canaria for emergency surgery.
Among them was the four-month-old baby, who suffered serious injuries and had to be transported to a children’s hospital.
Two men aged 40 and 43 and two women aged 18 and 49 suffered severe multiple trauma. El Mundo Reports.
Another youth aged 5 is said to have suffered moderate trauma, as were two men aged 44 and 50 who were taken to the nearest hospital.
The cause of the crash is currently unknown and Spain’s Civil Guard has launched an investigation into the incident.