The family of a 22-year-old Yorkshire woman are trying to raise £100,000 to cover the costs of medical evacuation and urgent hospital treatment after she was involved in a bike accident during a holiday to a Thai island.
Jennifer Evans, from Barnsley, was riding pillion during a trip to Ko Pha Ngan earlier this month when the bike she was on crashed leaving her with a serious leg injury.
Miss Evans wasn’t covered by her insurance policy with the South Yorkshire Times reporting there was a “misunderstanding around what British driving licenses will allow you to do abroad” which doesn’t make any sense if she wasn’t riding the bike.
It wasn’t made clear if her boyfriend who she was holidaying with was riding the bike or not at the time of the crash.
Her father has flown to Thailand to be with her while she is treated at a government hospital on Koh Samui, who the family claim are not treating her Crohn’s Disease which may cause complications for her leg injury.
Her mum Andrea said: “We just want to get Jenni home as soon as possible.
“The money needs to be raised as quickly as possible. At the moment Jenni is incredibly exposed to infection and there is a real risk Jenni could lose her leg. If the infection spreads it could be life-threatening”.
Over 600 donations have so far raised £16,000 of the £100,000 needed.