25 February 2009
Woman to sue over spinal injuries suffered while on holiday
A holidaymaker who sustained a broken neck and damage to a number of vertebrae while abroad is seeking compensation.
Claudia Stachelhaus was travelling across Namibia, which is situated on the south-west coast of Africa, when the accident occurred.
The 36-year-old lawyer was in a minibus with nine other passengers when the driver lost control and the vehicle rolled over.
Most of the people involved were injured and some lost limbs.
Since the crash, which happened in November last year, Ms Stachelhaus has been unable to return to work.
She said: "The minibus hit the bend and tipped over. I was knocked unconscious but I remember the horrific scene at the hospital," the Islington Gazette reports.
Ms Stachelhaus added: "There were people from the minibus covered in blood and people screaming in pain. It was awful."