Mum clinging to life after horrific crash

Nadine Carroll
·2-min read

A Queensland single mother of two daughters is facing years of intensive recovery after an alleged drunk driver swerved in front of her, forcing her to crash and leaving her trapped in her vehicle.

Leanne Tyrell-Raddatz, 49, has been in hospital since the night of the crash on February 6. She suffered multiple serious injuries to her chest, abdomen, hips, pelvis, leg and arm.

Her two teenage daughters Phoebe, 16, and Lola, 13 were also in the car when an oncoming car veered on to the wrong side of the road and collided with them head on in Bahrs Scrub in Logan.

Leanne Tyrell-Raddatz in hospital recovering after a car crash
Leanne Tyrell-Raddatz was in and our of consciousness as she was cut from the car wreckage, not she faces years of intense rehabilitation. Source: GoFundMe

Phoebe suffered a broken wrist and femur and while her younger sister Lola managed to escaped any serious injury, the two teenagers have been left "traumatised" by the incident and at one point they believed their mother had died.

Ms Tyrell-Raddatz’s sister Robyn Gregory has set up a GoFundMe page to help pay for medical costs and assist the daughters during their mother's long recovery.

Ms Gregory told 7News her sister felt the full force of the crash.

“She was trapped for hours. They had to cut the whole side of the car off to get her out," Ms Gregory told 7News.

“She was in and out of consciousness.

“She actually told me that she died that night. She said she saw the light and was heading towards it.”

Leanne Tyrell-Raddatz
Leanne Tyrell-Raddatz faces years of rehabilitation after being invovled in a car crash. Source: Facebook

Ms Gregory told 7News her sister lost two major organs and suffered massive internal bleeding. She faces a long rehabilitation with hopes that she will walk again but she said doctors are currently unsure.

The GoFundMe page has so far raised just over $1100.

Queensland police said they are continuing to investigate the crash.

The 30-year-old driver of the other vehicle has not been charged but is assisting the forensic crash unit.

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