Mother in coma after car crash wakes up as doctors give prognosis

Mother, 25, in an induced coma after a horror car crash that killed two people opens her eyes as doctors say she has ‘life changing’ injuries

  • Rachel Elliott was thrown from a Peugeot 306 which hit a wall and lamppost
  • The fatal smash happened at about 3.30am in Bundoran, Ireland, August 19
  • Two 20-year-olds were killed and two others are said to be seriously injured

Rachel Elliott, 25, was thrown from a Peugeot 306 last week and was put into an induced coma

A mother who was in a coma for a week after a horror car crash which killed two people has woken up – giving her devastated family hope she will recover.

Rachel Elliott, 25, was thrown from a Peugeot 306 which ploughed into a wall and lamppost at 3.30am in Bundoran, Ireland, on August 19.

The driver of the vehicle, carrying six adults, lost control and two 20-year-olds, Shiva Devine and Conall McAleer, were killed. Two others were seriously injured.

Horrifying pictures show the battered car lying in pieces at the scene of the crash. 

Ms Elliott was put in an induced coma in Dublin’s Beaumont Hospital as doctors battled to save her life.

They said she has suffered life-changing injuries to her brain, back and pelvis.

Her family said they were going through ‘a living nightmare’.

But the mother-of-one has now opened her eyes and is showing improvement, her sister Donna told worried friends and family on Facebook.

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‘We want to thank everyone for your continuous support,’ she wrote, adding: ‘Please keep praying.’

Donna previously told the Impartial Reporter: ‘It’s heart-wrenching seeing her there and you can’t do anything.

The Peugeot 306 after the accident last week. It was carrying six adults at the time of the smash

Shiva Devine and Conall McAleer, both aged 20, were killed in the crash

‘We just want her to pull through, we need her to pull through. She has to pull through for her wee boy Ronnie.

‘We are numb, it is a living nightmare. We don’t know if she will make it, it’s waiting game for us. We don’t have any answers.’

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