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Hannah sits exam in her hospital bed
firstname.lastname@example.org A DETERMINED teenager sat an A-level exam from her hospital bed, the day after suffering horrific leg injuries in a moped crash.
Hannah Gilbert, 17, suffered a cut that went down to the bone and may not be able to walk for months. Her family is now appealing for witnesses to the crash.
Her mother, Cheryl Gilbert, said: “Hannah is an extremely motivated girl and wants to go to university and become a teacher.
“But now her life has been put on hold.
“We need witnesses so we can completely establish what happened.”
Hannah was in collision with a car on the A259 Prospect Road outside in Hythe at 9.15am on Tuesday, May 21.
She had been travelling towards Folkestone, to attend Pent Valley Technology College, and the car, driven by an elderly woman, had been going in the opposite direction.
The collision caused a deep cut to her right leg as well as serious bruising.
She was taken to the William Harvey Hospital in Ashford, only returning home to St Mary’s Bay on Bank Holiday Monday.
She insisted on taking an A-level psychology exam at the hospital and is due to sit a second paper for the subject, on Wednesday, June 5.
She is now in a leg brace and can’t walk more than a few steps.
Hannah, is studying both childcare and psychology for her A-levels and aims to go to Canterbury Christ Church University to read childhood studies for two years and primary teaching for another two.
She said; “Luckily most of my childcare work was done before the accident. But the psychology exam I took in hospital makes up 30% of my grade and the exam next week is 70%.
“It is difficult to keep studying at the same level because I am in pain and the codeine I am taking is making me have to sleep so much.”