Lyme crash victim’s condition “serious but stable”

PUBLISHED: 11:21 20 October 2010

The lorry crash at the Mariners Hotel Lyme Regis

The lorry crash at the Mariners Hotel Lyme Regis


Lyme crash victim’s condiiton is “serious but stable”

The lorry crash at the Mariners Hotel Lyme Regis

A LYME Regis man who suffered massive injuries when a lorry crashed into the Mariners Hotel was said to be in a “stable condition” yesterday - but still seriously ill.

Alexander Quan-Yat-Koon – a father of one – was pushed through the front entrance of the 17th century building when a Royal Mail truck ploughed into him as he walked up Silver Street on Friday. It was his 38th birthday.

Medics had to amputate one of his legs at the scene and surgeons spent the weekend battling to save his life.

Yesterday, a spokesman at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital said Mr Quan-Yat-Koon – a trainee accountant – was still seriously ill in intensive care, but his condition had been stabilised.

The lorry crash at the Mariners Hotel Lyme Regis

Mauritian-born Mr Quan-Yat-Koon, known locally as Sandy, lives in the resort with his wife Lise, who is understood to be expecting their second child.

The driver of the lorry, a man from Bournemouth, was also seriously injured and was being treated at Dorset County Hospital.

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