Horror crash victim returns home

TRIPLE-DEATH crash survivor Chloe Newby left hospital and returned home to Mexborough this week.

The 16-year-old sustained multiple injuries in the crash in Mexborough on December which killed her boyfriend Jonathan Scott, and close pals Robert Tepper and Lauren Birkett.

Her horrific list of injuries included a cracked skull, multiple limb fractures and a shattered pelvis.

But she has made a good recovery and doctors at Doncaster Royal Infirmary deemed her well enough to return home on Tuesday.

Her mum Yana said: “She is making a really good recovery.

“In terms of her injuries she is doing really well, it is the mental side of it which she is still getting over and that might take a long time.

“But she is at least excited to be home, as are all of the family.”

Although she has had a special frame supporting her pelvis removed, she is temporarily using a wheelchair and crutches to get about.

Meanwhile, relatives had put up a large banner outside the family home on Tuesday declaring: “Welcome Home Chloe! SWFC”.

This latest development comes as scores of school mates and well-wishers in the community raised money to help the family pay for her treatment.

Kind-hearted fitness fanatics at the Empress Ballroom Gym raised around £2000 after completing the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge.

Mexborough sixth form student Richard Cooper did a sponsored one mile swim and raised more than £200.

A number of teachers have also completed a sponsored 12- mile walk and 4½ mile run.

The school recently held a ‘Staff Dress Down Day’, and students took part in an ‘Accessorise with Blue Day’, as blue is Chloe’s favourite colour.

It is estimated that the school has raised at least £500 in total to help Chloe.

In addition, the South Yorkshire Times’ own photographer Karen Elliott has organised a fundraising dinner for the family.

It will take place at the Pastures Lodge in Mexborough on Thursday, March 31, from 7.30pm.

Former Sheffield Wednesday players Chris Waddle and John Sheridan will be speaking at the event.