Brave crash woman leaves hospital

A GRIEVING young woman, who suffered serious injuries in a crash which killed her sister and friend, is today recovering at home.

Naomi Cassidy

A GRIEVING young woman, who suffered serious injuries in a crash which killed her sister and friend, is today recovering at home.

Rebecca Harold has been in Ipswich Hospital since the Foxhall Road crash nearly seven weeks ago, which claimed the lives of her sister Emma and friend Kate Wasyluk. She has now been discharged and is back home recovering.

The tragic incident happened on February 21, close to the junction of Dover Road as the trio were walking back home after a night out at the St Clements Sports and Social Club.

Rebecca, 25, was initially treated in the intensive care unit for lower body and leg injuries but then moved on to a general ward. A hospital spokeswoman said that on Monday night she was discharged.

She did manage to make it to both girls' funerals at the Ipswich Crematorium as she was discharged from hospital and attended in a wheelchair.

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The Evening Star launched the Foxhall Road memorial fund following the incident in a bid to help and support the girls' heartbroken families and raise money for them. Already generous readers have donated more than �130 to the fund, which can be put towards anything the families wish. The Star will also make a significant donation to the fund.

- To donate to the fund send cheques payable to the Foxhall Road Memorial Fund to The Evening Star news desk, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN.

- Scott Nicholls, 20, of West Villa, Woodbridge Road, Ipswich, is currently remanded in custody facing two charges of causing death by dangerous driving, driving a vehicle without insurance and driving while disqualified. He is set to appear at Ipswich Crown Court on April 29 for a plea and case management hearing.

Police are asking anyone with information which would assist their investigation to call Pc Roy Dade at the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

- Send your messages of support to Rebecca to: Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN, or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk