Young Glasgow mum has leg amputated after being hit by car near Great Western Retail Park

By Kaitlin Easton

A young Glasgow mum had her leg amputated after being hit by a car near Great Western Retail Park.

Kerrie Lavery was walking home from a party with a pal when the incident happened in the early hours of Sunday October 3.

Emergency services were scrambled to a service station close to the retail park after a car was involved in a collision with two pedestrians.

22-year-old Kerrie was rushed to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital after sustaining serious injuries.

Kerrie's family revealed the young mum had to have her right leg amputated and now faces months of rehabilitation, the Daily Record reports.

The severe injury has limited the time Kerrie can now spend with her son.

Kerrie's sister Emma said: "In the early hours into the 3rd of October Kerrie was walking home from a party with some family and friends when she was severely hit by a car.

"This is now an ongoing investigation.

"On a positive note Kerrie is doing amazingly well. Kerrie has sustained severe life changing injuries that will take time to properly come to terms with but please believe us it’s not ruined her life or made her life bad! Its just a new way of living."

She continued: "Kerrie’s family and friends are absolutely devastated that this has happened but we are all here to give Kerrie the support that she needs to get her through this horrendous time. Kerrie deserves the world right now for her and her family.

"Due to Kerrie’s severe injuries she is now restricted to how much time she can have with her little boy.

"As most people know Kerrie has had to have her right leg amputated so is now facing months of rehabilitation to learn to walk again.

"Kerrie is also not able to put weight on her left arm due to a fracture and has now having to rely on a plate in her forearm for support so she is very restricted to movement."

A 44-year-old man was arrested in connection with the incident but released pending further enquiries.

Anyone with information relating to the crash can contact police on 101, quoting incident 0291 of October 3.

A fundraising page has been set up to help Kerrie and her family through the 'tragic time' and it has already raised just under £2,000 in 24 hours.

Donations to the fundraiser can be made by clicking here.


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