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Reckless drivers who hit Australian expatriate in BGC haven’t apologized yet

PHOTO CREDIT: Inquirer

Jacinta Coote, a pregnant Australian expatriate, made headlines last month after being hit by two reckless SUV drivers in Bonifacio Global City. She was on her way to buy bananas for her daughter when two speeding SUVs hit each other and ran her over.

Although Coote miraculously survived the near-fatal accident, a report by Inquirer revealed that the unfortunate woman suffered multiple fractures on her face, head, and shoulder. Twenty-two permanent screws and five titanium plates were placed on her face via surgery.

The victim was completely bedridden for a month and had to rely on her husband and nurses to cope up with everyday life.

Moreover, Coote experienced extreme pain in the head, which she described as “having a knife cut through my skull,” for 24 hours a day.

Coote, who is on her first trimester of pregnancy, was finally released from St. Luke’s Medical Center. More than a month after the accident,  life is still difficult for the pregnant woman who now weighs only 40kg, suffers from impaired version, and can hardly walk on her own.

What’s even more infuriating is that the victim has not received an apology from the drivers who nearly got her and her unborn baby killed, as reported by Coconuts Manila.

As the famous Chicago hit goes, perhaps “it’s hard for them to say I’m sorry”.



Featured image credits to Inquirer.

Written by mmalabanan

Mini is a work-at-home mom from Laguna. Aside from writing, she's passionate about breastfeeding and homeschooling.

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