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Long road to recovery for young girl injured in horror crash

11-year-old Jazmin (Dolly) Lyons was in a tragic car accident on December 5 that saw her land in critical condition in Moranbah Hospital.
11-year-old Jazmin (Dolly) Lyons was in a tragic car accident on December 5 that saw her land in critical condition in Moranbah Hospital. Contributed

ELEVEN-year-old Jazmin (Dolly) Lyons was one of four passengers in a car crash that killed the 17-year-old driver this week. She was airlifted to hospital in Townsville in a critical condition after enduring extensive injuries to her head and other parts of her body in the single vehicle car crash in Moranbah on December 5.

On Thursday a Go Fund Me page was set up for Jazmin and her family.

In 15 hours $2345 has been raised.

The young girl suffered two broken ankles, a broken femur, cuts to her spleen, two tears to her kidney, bruised lungs, bleeds in her brain and a very deep cut to her back of her head.

Her condition has been lifted to "stable", and has her family by her side as she starts her recovery.

 

Jazmin Lyons in Townsville Hospital, currently in a stable condition.
Jazmin Lyons in Townsville Hospital, currently in a stable condition. Contributed

On the day of the accident, Jazmin and four others were travelling in a ute on Moranbah Access Rd when at 4.20am the car rolled and it's believed they were all thrown from the vehicle.

Aaron Burns, the 17-year-old driver, suffered critical head injuries and was rushed to Moranbah Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

The news of his death has shaken the Dysart community, where the teenagers are from, tributes flowing for Aaron, and messages of support coming in for the others.

Jazmin and a 14-year-old girl both suffered serious injuries and were taken to Townsville Hospital via rescue helicopter.

The 14-year-old is also now in a stable state in hospital.

A 16-year-old boy and girl each suffered minor injuries and were taken to Moranbah Hospital, and have since been discharged.

It is not yet known why the five were travelling together at such early hours of the morning, police still conducting investigations.

Moranbah Hospital staff said the incident was distressing for all involved, the patients, family, friends, emergency services and hospital staff, all living in a small close-knit community, devastated by the crash.

Topics:  car accident car crash crash dysart moranbah moranbah crash moranbah hospital moranbah police townsville hospital


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