News

Australian critically injured in horrific Spain bus crash

Michelle Jenner with mum Julie Ann Fiegert. Mrs Fiegert was critically injured in a bus crash in Spain three days ago.
Michelle Jenner with mum Julie Ann Fiegert. Mrs Fiegert was critically injured in a bus crash in Spain three days ago. Contributed

A COMMUNITY is rallying around a local family after their mother was seriously injured in a horrific bus crash while on holiday in Spain.

Chinchilla woman Michelle Jenner's mum Julie Ann Fiegert is currently in a critical in the Burgos Hospital of Madrid, having suffered crushed legs, a torn spleen, numerous broken bones, lacerations and bruising and a severed pulmonary artery.

On September 19, Julie Ann, a resident of Burpengary, had just finished the holiday of a lifetime walking part of the El Camino trail with friends from France to Spain.

She was almost ready to head home to Australia when the bus she was on collided with a truck on the highway in Soria, north of Madrid.

Sitting in the front seat, the man next to Julie Ann was killed in the accident.

Forty-five other passengers were injured in the accident, some of them critically.

The horrific bus crash in Spain in which one man was killed and 45 injured, at least seven critically.
The horrific bus crash in Spain in which one man was killed and 45 injured, at least seven critically. Twitter

Mrs Jenner has setup a Gofundme charity page to raise money for her mum's immediate medical bills.

The page has so far raised an incredible $6,595 in just three days.

"Julie Ann does have travel insurance but we don't know how long until this is going to work out," Mrs Jenner wrote.

"She is going to have a very very long stay in this hospital in Madrid and need multiple surgeries as well as therapies, recovery sessions and many costs to keep dad over in Spain by her side the entire time.

"Please share and donate, help my mum get the very best medical treatment possible and get her home safely soon! If you know of another way to help her...do it. Thankyou so much for donating."

Head to https://www.gofundme.com/2pz45us to donate.

Topics:  bus accident, chinchilla, el camino, gofundme, spain


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Learn the new anti-smoking laws or cop the fine

UP IN SMOKE: Noosa Council now has authority to ban smoking in any public area.

Smokers urged to learn new laws about where they can smoke

Thanks, but no thanks

STOP THE SUFFERING: Former volunteers at Sunshine Hospice protest their membership applications being refused.

hospice volunteers denied membership

Future for Cambodian kids shaped by Noosa gifts

The Cambodian school kids could do with some Noosa caring - and your old laptops.

Noosa asked to help poor students

Local Partners

Illegal campers ejected from bowls club car park

Security were called to remove the campers on Friday afternoon and will continue regular patrols of the Noosa Bowls Club car park.

Does Noosa have a problem?

BE AWARE: Alcohol-fuelled violence can happen anywhere.

New alcohol study targets Noosa

Learn the new anti-smoking laws or cop the fine

UP IN SMOKE: Noosa Council now has authority to ban smoking in any public area.

Smokers urged to learn new laws about where they can smoke

Thanks, but no thanks

STOP THE SUFFERING: Former volunteers at Sunshine Hospice protest their membership applications being refused.

hospice volunteers denied membership

Future for Cambodian kids shaped by Noosa gifts

The Cambodian school kids could do with some Noosa caring - and your old laptops.

Noosa asked to help poor students

Fresh bid for market in Cooroy

The Noosa Farmers markets are a model for the new Cooroy concept.

Cooroy markets pitch

MP and Mayor tuck into 'meaty issues'

Noosa MP Glen Elmes and Mayor Tony Wellington.

Noosa MP and Mayor's tasty meeting

Be fabulous with the Queens this long weekend

QUEEN BEE: Melony Brests brings you an evening of razzling, dazzling fabulousness this long weekend at the Noosa Arts Theatre.

Join local icon Melony Brests for a fabulous show this long weekend

10 things to do on the Coast this long weekend

LEGEND: Iva Davies from Icehouse is at the Caloundra Music Festival.

Looking for entertainment this weekend? Look no further

10 of the worst wedding day disasters

Getting hitched without a hitch. That's the aim, right?

Raw emotions laid bare

SENSITIVE SONGS: Emma Louise is bringing her music to Solbar, Maroochydore.

Emma Louise musically depicts break-up journey

Trump's comments make light of statutory rape

Trevor Noah has gone to town on Donald Trump's sexism

Video shows childhood on Coast

Tobias is touring after releasing his new single Just a Boy.

ACOUSTIC folk/country musician Tobias has released his latest track

Forza Horizon 3 review: Australia's never looked so good

Fancy racing a freight train?

Byron Bay, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Twelve Apostles feature

Beach-side real estate starts at $85k on Fraser Coast

HERVEY BAY REAL ESTATE: You can buy this townhouse in Scarness for under $300k.

Live your beach-living dream locally.

6 top tips for getting approved for a rental property

Follow these top tips to better your chances.

Real estate agent shares what you can do to get approved to rent

$40million hotel, shops development project for Mackay

Mt Pleasant hotel and retirement accommodation, proposed at 194-202 Malcomson St.

$40m development to take Mackay to 'the next level'

Property 200m from ocean selling for just over $100K

BEACHCOMBER PARK: Work has started on a new $19.2 million development at Toogoom.

The estate's developer is offering huge discounts for early buyers.

UPDATE: Former rodeo champ's sale rained out, now back on

Larkhill local Ken Consiglio is having an auction of most of the things on his property.

'People kept showing up and we had to turn them away'

First stages of $25 million housing development underway

New development on Madsen Rd - The Springs.

The blocks of land are much bigger than usual