Bride fought for her life after Spanish honeymoon turned into a nightmare

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A new bride suffered life-changing injuries after she was hit by a car and thrown through the air.

Joanna Rose and her new husband Andrew had flown to Torrevejca, Spain, in July for their dream honeymoon.

But just days after arriving in the resort a car ploughed into Mrs Rose.

She suffered a fractured spine, five broken ribs and internal bleeding.

The 38-year-old beautician was rushed to hospital where she stayed for two weeks before being transferred back to Pinderfields Hospital.

She is now at home and has to wear a full body brace and needs surgery to insert pins into her spine .

Mrs Rose said: “I feel like I have been to hell and back – my honeymoon was completely ruined as I spent the entire two weeks in hospital battling for my life.

“Andrew and I were walking along a road when the accident happened. I remember hearing a loud bang behind us then suddenly landing on the road with a thud and feeling instant and excruciating pain in my back.

“I was rushed to a local hospital where I was told that I had fractured my spine, over the next few days I realised the full extent of the injuries I had suffered as I was in agony.”

“The doctors were concerned that I had a tear in my heart due to the force of the impact and my internal injuries, but thankfully I didn’t need to have heart surgery. “

Mr and Mrs Rose have a four-year-old daughter Poppy who was also on holiday with them, but she was at the hotel with her grandmother at the time of the accident.

Mrs Rose added: “I was terrified, everything happened so quickly and I can just remember being in a tremendous amount of pain. I’m so glad Andrew was there by my side at the hospital to reassure me.

“I have been struggling to cope with what has happened, the happiest time in my life so quickly turned into the worst and now I am faced with the daunting prospect that I have a long way to go before I will have fully recovered.”

The couple are now in talks with Irwin Mitchell about taking legal action.