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Josh Stump still in coma after fatal holiday car crash which killed sisters in Morocco
10:54am Monday 24th September 2012 in Romsey
A HAMPSHIRE student seriously injured in a crash in which two sisters died is still in a coma and is due to have a second operation today.
Josh Stump, 21, left, was travelling near the Moroccan city of Rabat with friends on a “trip of a lifetime” last week when their rented car collided with another vehicle.
Tara Darlington, 23, and her 21- year-old sister Pippa were both killed in the smash.
Josh, a chemistry student at Nottingham University, had recently moved from Fordinbridge to Whiteparish, near Romsey , where both sisters lived. He was taken to a hospital near the scene of the accident but was subsequently airlifted to a private hospital in Tenerife in the Canary Islands.
His parents, Mick and Annie, and 19-year-old sister Emily, have flown out to be with him at his bedside.
Josh suffered a brain haemorrhage, a broken leg and arm, a broken jaw and nose and a partial fracture to his lower back.
His mother said he had regained consciousness on several occasions and moved limbs, but doctors would not know if he had suffered any brain damage until he came out of his coma.
She is reported to have said: “We don’t even know who was driving, although we have been told that Josh was in the back seat.”
Surgeons have inserted three plates into his broken jaw and reset his broken nose. Today he is due to have an operation on his leg and arm.