Aussie breaks neck on beach in ‘freak ac­ci­dent’

The Courier-Mail - - NEWS -

SYD­NEY ra­dio­g­ra­pher Siob­han Quinn is con­va­lesc­ing in Spain with seven bro­ken ver­te­brae, or­dered not to move from her hos­pi­tal bed, after a 100kg statue fell on her head.

Quinn, 26, was trav­el­ling in Europe on her way to live in Lon­don with her boyfriend Cameron Danzey, when she fell vic­tim to what he called a “freak ac­ci­dent” the day be­fore she was due to start her new life in Bri­tain.

“We were just sit­ting at the beach (in Majorca) on a ledge. About head height there was a big tree-trunk look­ing thing, this bloke tried to squeeze past and it knocked her on the head,” Mr Danzey said.

“Luck­ily, there were two Swedish paramedics that were on hol­i­days there who helped her. It hap­pened in a split sec­ond, I didn’t know what to do.”

Mr Danzey said that de­spite Ms Quinn be­ing or­dered not to move from her bed, the ac­ci­dent was un­likely to have last­ing con­se­quences. But Quinn did not have travel in­surance.

“She is hav­ing to cut her dream short after pay­ing thou­sands in reg­is­tra­tion fees and now hos­pi­tal fees,” Mr Danzey wrote on a GoFundMe page set up to raise $60,000.

After one day on­line, more than $23,000 of the $60,000 goal had been raised for the health pro­fes­sional.

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