Crash mum reunited with baby

A MOTHER involved in a horrific bus accident in Ipswich has had an emotional reunion with her daughter, it emerged today.Lisa Holmes is continuing is recover at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge after she suffered head injuries and pelvic fractures when she fell under a Bixley-bound bus in Tacket Street last month.

A MOTHER involved in a horrific bus accident in Ipswich has had an emotional reunion with her daughter, it emerged today.

Lisa Holmes is continuing is recover at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge after she suffered head injuries and pelvic fractures when she fell under a Bixley-bound bus in Tacket Street last month.

Despite the fact that the 39-year-old mother is experiencing post-traumatic amnesia, she managed to recognise her one-year-old daughter Ciara and enjoyed a few hours with her.

Her husband, Rob, of Whitehorn Road, Purdis Farm, said: “I feel I need to be there every day at the moment. My parents are doing a fantastic job looking after our daughter. We took Ciara in to see her recently when she was having a lucid day and it was really lovely.

“She is still on a general ward. Some days are better than others. She is making slow but steady progress.

“She knows me but sometimes gets in a muddle about things and can't remember the accident at all. It is a difficult situation but we are getting through it.”

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Mrs Holmes was initially in a critical care unit, but has since been moved to a general ward and is making a good recovery.

Doctors are continuing to assess her condition and the post-traumatic amnesia is apparently a common stage for patients with head injuries.

Mr and Mrs Holmes had been out shopping to buy items for Ciara's first birthday which was just two days after the accident happened.

Mr Holmes had taken Ciara in her pushchair and was due to meet up with his wife when he spotted the drama taking place in Tacket Street and quickly realised it was Mrs Holmes who had been injured.

She was released by firefighters and taken to Ipswich Hospital by ambulance before being transferred to Addenbrooke's. The air ambulance also attended, in case it was needed.

As well as dozens of well-wishers sending their messages of support for Mrs Holmes and her family, the accident has prompted a group of friends from Ipswich to undertake the Three Peaks Challenge to raise money for the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

If you would like to support the fundraising event, visit their website at www.switchingthepeaks.co.uk.

Did you see the accident? Would you like to send Mrs Holmes a message of support? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN, or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk.

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