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Carden Park worker seriously injured in Corfu quad-bike crash recovering at home

Teenager Harri Jones was in an induced coma following a head-on smash with a lorry at the resort of Kavos

Harri Jones (centre) who has been left in a coma in Greece
Harri Jones (centre) who has been left in a coma in Greece

A teenager - who works at Carden Park in Cheshire - who was seriously hurt in a horrific quad bike crash while holidaying in Greece is now recovering at home.

Harri Jones, from Wrexham , came out of the Royal Stoke University Hospital on Friday and is continuing his road to recovery, his friend Shane Tarpey said.

The 18-year-old, who works in the clubhouse at Carden Park, was put into an induced coma after he was involved in a head-on collision with a lorry on the first day of a holiday in Kavos on July 20.

It left him with a fractured skull and jaw as well as a smashed right eye socket.

Shane Tarpey said Harri is now at home and being looked after by his family.

“He is doing quite well and came home from hospital on Friday,” said Shane.

“Harri is trying to get up and walk around and is starting to eat.

“He is talking, but is quite weak.

“It’s good that is he home and the family has been thanking everybody.”

Get well messages for Harri poured in after news of the accident.

The online “Bring Harri Home” fundraising page was also set up, which helped raise more than £20,000 after it became apparent his insurers would not cover the claim as the accident occurred while riding a quad.

A previous message on the page thanked the fundraising efforts.

It said: “Thank you everyone for the support so far it’s been absolutely incredible and Harri’s family really do appreciate what we’re doing for them.”

A group of friends had also bought 40 fundraising tins, nearly all of which were placed in shops and pubs around Wrexham to raise cash for the cause.

The former St Joseph’s Catholic High School student was put into an induced coma in a hospital at the Corfu resort in order to prevent swelling on his brain for three weeks.

It took a few attempts by doctors to rouse Harri to consciousness before he was flown back to the UK for further treatment at the Stoke hospital.

Although Harri is now back home, it is expected to be a long road to recovery for the former Coleg Cambria student.

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