Man who needed amputation after fatal collision in Murrow hopes inquest provides answers
PUBLISHED: 06:00 25 September 2018
Courtesy of Irwin Mitchell
A man who had his leg amputated after a fatal car crash in which two women died is hoping the upcoming inquest will provide answers.
Mark Jordaan, 26, originally from Zimbabwe but now living in Wisbech, was a rear passenger in a car when it collided with an oncoming van on November 9, 2017, on Black Drove, Murrow.
He suffered severe injuries in the accident which led to his left leg being amputated below the knee.
He also suffered a number of fractures to his right leg which is now in an Illizarov frame, as well as rib fractures, a fractured sternum, his aorta was stented, a fractured right wrist and various other minor injuries including possible concussion/head injury and left ear deafness.
The driver of the Vauxhall Astra, Jade Green, 24, who lived in Beechwood Road, Wisbech, died in the collision with the Ford Transit Van.
Mother-of-three Kayleigh Harrison, 29, of the Lawns, Wisbech, was the front seat passenger. She was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge where she died.
An inquest into the collision will take place at Huntingdon Law Courts on September 27-28.
Mr Jordaan was airlifted to Addenbrooke’s Hospital where he has since had to undergo an amputation below the knee on his left leg and needs a wheelchair and significant care and assistance with all activities of daily living.
Mr Jordaan, who worked as a labourer prior to his accident, said: “As a result of my injuries, I am unable to remember any details of the accident and I am hopeful that the inquest will provide answers for what happened on the night of the accident.”
Ruth Booy, a partner and the serious injury specialist at Irwin Mitchell representing Mr Jordaan, said: “Mark suffered horrific injuries in this crash and this inquest is an opportunity for answers as to how he came to sustain them.
“We have been working with Mark since the start of the year and we have already succeeded in moving him to bungalow accommodation and he is now fully supported with a case manager and multi-disciplinary rehabilitation team consisting of a physiotherapist, occupational therapist and psychologist.”