A holiday maker who was badly injured last month in a road traffic accident while visiting Thailand will fly home tomorrow.
Carlos Nunez from Leicester was hit by a car while riding a scooter on the island of Ko Chang.
He suffered eight broken ribs, punctured both lungs and fractured his spine, and spent two weeks in intensive care.
Speaking to Pukaar News in Thailand, Carlos said “I couldn’t get out of bed for about 10 days”
“I’m feeling a lot better now, still aches and pains in the mornings and when my medication runs out, but even the doctors are amazed at how well I’m doing”
His partner Michelle Fletcher moved Carlos from a private hospital to a cheaper government hospital when it turned out that the medical insurance were not going to pay for the treatment, “within five minutes of being there the nurses dropped him with his injuries from one bed to another, they actually left him without any oxygen for 5 hours”
“they told me I wasn’t allowed to visit him ever and they would have to ring me to update me and it was absolutely horrendous”
He was then moved back to the private hospital.
The medical bills are at the minute between £3,500 – £4000, Carlos says people back home have been really supportive “a local business has even started up a couple of local campaigns to try and raise money and try help us, friends and family have been really supportive and helpful”
The couple who live in the Narborough Road area of Leicester have advised people to check the small print on medical insurance just to make sure “you spend thousands and you look through brochures looking for holidays and no one batters an eye lid”
“but when it comes to travel insurance you dont read the fine print, and that’s what ill be doing from now on”