Brit mum left with life-changing injuries after hire car ploughs into Fuerteventura terrace | Englishheadline


A BRIT mum has been left with life-changing injuries after a hire car ploughed into a Fuerteventura terrace.

Harriet Moxon, from Middlesex, was sitting with her family in the outdoor cafe on August 31 when another Brit tourist veered off the road and crashed into it.

Harriet Moxon suffered life-changing injuries in Fuerteventura


Harriet Moxon suffered life-changing injuries in FuerteventuraCredit: Gofundme
She was hit by a Brit tourist's SUV


She was hit by a Brit tourist’s SUVCredit: Radio Insular Fuerteventura/Facebook

The selfless mum-of-two stepped in front of the white SUV to push her five-year-old daughter Eve out of its way – only to bear the brunt of the impact herself.

She was airlifted to hospital on Gran Canaria, where she has since undergone three emergency surgeries.

Harriet has now lost her spleen and suffered damage to her liver and a life-changing spinal injury.

In a GoFundMe appeal, her twin sister Charlotte wrote: “On what was supposed to be a joyous family getaway in Fuerteventura, life took an unexpected turn for Harriet.

“The next crucial step is to bring her back to the UK.

She will need to be transferred to a specialized spinal rehab unit in an attempt to reinstate her quality of life.

“Harriet is a daughter, a mother, a sister and a friend.

“Every little bit you can contribute will not only help bring Harriet home but also surround her with the love and care she so bravely gave her daughter.”

Charlotte aims to raise £55,000, with well-wishers donating £17,422 so far.


Harriet was one of eight people including a four-month-old baby who were injured in the horror crash.

Sources told local media that the vehicle was speeding through at around 50-60mph when it smashed into the terrace bar on Avenida Nuestra Señora del Carmen.

The crash took place around 11.30am on the packed street after the driver appeared to lose control of the vehicle.

Out of the eight injured, five of them sustained serious injuries.

Several were airlifted to Las Palmas hospital on Gran Canaria for emergency surgery.

This included the four-month-old baby, who sustained serious injuries and was transported to a children’s hospital.

Two men, aged 40 and 43, and two women, 18 and 49, suffered serious multiple trauma, El Mundo reports.

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Another youngster, aged 5, is said to have sustained moderate trauma, along with two men, aged 44 and 50, who were taken to the nearest hospital.

The cause of the crash is currently unknown and Spain’s Civil Guard have opened an investigation into the incident.

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