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A2 crash: Disabled Ivan Taylor seriously injured again


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A dad left disabled in a horror crash has again been seriously injured after a campervan ran into his stationary car on the A2.

Ivan Taylor, 53, had pulled over to await recovery after suffering a tyre blowout near Wincheap when the Volkswagen hit his specially-adapted Nissan Qashqai, trapping him inside.

Firefighters fought to free him and he was taken to Ashford’s William Harvey Hospital, before being later transferred to a London hospital after doctors discovered a bleed on his brain.

The traffic was queuing for miles after the crash which left Ivan Taylor seriously injured.
The traffic was queuing for miles after the crash which left Ivan Taylor seriously injured.

He also suffered broken bones in his back, two broken ribs, a smashed collarbone and two fractures in his neck.

His son, Rhys, 24, said: “He was pulled over for about 45 minutes waiting for the RAC.

“There isn’t a hard shoulder on that part of the road, but most cars managed to get around him.”

“We don’t know when he will be getting out of hospital, but I think he is going to have a long road to recovery.” - Rhys Taylor

Emergency crews were called at about 9.45am on Friday. The road was closed until 12.30pm, causing queues for miles on the London-bound carriageway.

Mr Taylor, of Godwin Road, Canterbury, is now awaiting surgery at London’s King’s College Hospital.

Rhys said: “He is doing a lot better than he was and the bleed on the brain has stopped, which is great, but he is still on a lot of medication.

“He is due to have surgery on his back soon.

“We don’t know when he will be getting out of hospital, but I think he is going to have a long road to recovery.”

Tragically, it was a road accident which left Mr Taylor permanently disabled.

Rhys said: “He was involved in a serious motorbike crash around seven years ago in Hastings.

“It left him with severe arthritis in his spine and other conditions so he had to finish work and is now registered as disabled.”

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